President Mahama says the comments by UK prime minister David Cameron describing Nigeria as one of two ''fantastically corrupt'' countries in the world is unfortunate.
In an interview with the BBC after the Anti-Corruption summit in London the president charged countries in the West to partner with African states in the return of stolen assets stashed in their countries.
“It was put out quite strongly and I think it was started with President Buhari when he arrived and [addressed] that unfortunate comments that were made [by UK PM]. I think that it doesn’t make a good environment when there is a finger pointing among us, we must be working as partners," he stated.
The first ever global anti-corruption summit in London saw an unusual collection of governments from the developed and developing countries which emphasized what the host British prime minister had to say that corruption was a bane the world needed to get rid of.