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Fantastically Corrupt Group blasts David Cameron over comments

The group wondered why the western countries have refused to release the looted funds deposited in various banks in their countries to the Nigerian government.

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(telegraph)

Nigerians are really upset about the comment made by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, describing Nigeria as a fantastically corrupt nation.

Nigerians took to Twitter to express their dismay at the British PM’s comment and trust our people who will always get the fun part of every situation, various memes were created.

 

A coalition of civil society groups under the aegis of Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) have also condemned the Cameron’s comment, saying the western countries themselves are paying lip service to the fight against corruption.

The group wondered why the western countries have refused to release the looted funds deposited in various banks in their countries to the Nigerian government.

Punch reports that TMG in a statement signed by by its chairman, Ibrahim Zikirullahi, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, said "Our position is that the looters in Nigeria and corrupt elements in the West, helping to stash illicit monies in their banking systems, are equally culpable. The moral opprobrium, and the necessary global action to stop these illicit financial flows must focus on countries of origin of corrupt monies as well as recipient countries.

“Beyond the narrative of endemic corruption in Nigeria therefore, a much more definite burden must be placed on countries like Britain, and their offshore tax havens that have served as safe destinations for ill-gotten wealth from Nigeria.

“TMG therefore calls on the government of western nations to immediately expedite action for the repatriation of all Nigerian monies currently yielding layers of interest in bank vaults in their banking systems.”

Transparency International also faulted David Cameron’s comment about Nigeria being corrupt.

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