Fayose blames Buhari for Cameron’s insult on Nigeria

The Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said President Buhari’s utterances outside Nigeria was the reason the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, described Nigeria as “fantastically corrupt,” saying: “What do you expect from the international community when the president of a nation keeps going abroad to say that his people are corrupt?”
He said it was annoying that President Buhari said he was embarrassed and shocked by Cameron’s comment, adding that instead of telling Nigerians that he was shocked, the president should apologise to Nigerians for demarketing the country and his people.
The governor, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said it was on record that in February this year, President Buhari said in the United Kingdom that “Nigerians’ reputation for crime had made them unwelcome in Britain” and went on to warn Nigerians to stop trying to make asylum claims in Britain, saying that their reputation for criminality had made it hard for them to be accepted abroad.
Governor Fayose, who said he was not against the anti-corruption efforts of the Federal Government, added that all he was saying was that it should be done in accordance with the laws of the country and that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) must stop behaving as if it was above the law.


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