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 Fantastically Corrupt Buhari blames Int’l community

This is coming on the heels of a comment made by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, describing Nigeria as a fantastically corrupt nation.

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President Buhari has blamed the international community for creating a safe haven for corrupt people to stash looted funds.

This is coming on the heels of a comment made by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, describing Nigeria as a fantastically corrupt nation.

Buhari said “When it comes to tackling corruption, the international community has unfortunately looked away for too long. We need to step up and tackle this evil together. That is why we have gathered here today.

“Corruption creates a system where resources are shared by a small elite while the majority wallows in poverty. Corruption also undermines the ability of countries to finance development.”

Buhari, who said new ways of fighting corruption are being initiated, also called on the international community to help Nigeria to combat the problem of crude oil theft.

He said “I recall, in this regard, the landmark Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the 3rd International Conference on Finance for Development held in January this year.

“A prominent feature of that global framework is the recognition that good governance and measures to combat corruption and curb illicit financial flows will be integral to the effort to attain sustainable development globally by the year 2050.”

Adding that “It is for this reason that my government is determined to address illicit financial outflows which have served as a major impediment to progress in our country.

“I wish to reiterate our demand that the global community must come up with mechanisms for dismantling havens for stolen funds and facilitate the return of stolen assets to their countries of origin.”

President Muhammadu Buhari also stated that all he wants from David Cameron, are the funds stashed in various British banks by corrupt Nigerian officials, and not an apology.

 

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