President Muhammadu Buhari says he does not want an apology from UK Prime Minister David Cameron for describing Nigeria as a “fantastically corrupt” country.
Mr. Cameron was caught on camera describing Nigeria and Afghanistan as being amongst the most corrupt countries in the world.
Mr. Cameron was speaking to the British Queen, Elizabeth II, ahead of anti-corruption summit taking place in London on Tuesday.
The Nigerian presidency said in an earlier statement that it was “embarrassed” by the comments.
Speaking at the venue of the conference, the BBC quoted Mr. Buhari as personally saying instead of an apology that he would want the repatriation of assets stashed in the UK by corrupt Nigerians.
“No. I am not going to demand any apology from anybody. What I am demanding is the return of assets,” he said.