Nigeria does not need any apology from the United Kingdom, but a return of all its stolen assets stashed away in Britain and its Crown territories, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday in London.
Buhari spoke in London at the Tackling Corruption Together Conference ahead of the International Anti-Corruption Summit to be hosted on Thursday by British Prime Minister David Cameron.
“All I will demand is return of assets. What would I do with apology? I need something tangible,” Buhari said less than 24 hours after the publication of a video which shows Cameron describing Nigeria and Afghanistan as the two most corrupt countries in the world.
“Unfortunately, repatriating stolen assets is tedious, time-consuming, and costly. It entails more than just signing of bilateral agreements.”