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Transparency responds to Cameron’s statement that Nigeria is corrupt


david cameron tells queen nigeria and afghanistan is corrupt

Transparency International responds to Cameron comments regarding Nigeria, Afghanistan and UK Summit

Responding to the recent comments by David Cameron, Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director of Transparency International said:

“There is no doubt that historically, Nigeria and Afghanistan have had very high levels of corruption, and that continues to this day.

But the leaders of those countries have sent strong signals that they want things to change, and the London Anti-Corruption Summit creates an opportunity for all the countries present to sign up to a new era.

This affects the UK as much as other countries: we should not forget that by providing a safe haven for corrupt assets, the UK and its Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies are a big part of the world’s corruption problem.”

Transparent responds to David Cameron's statement that Nigeria and Afghanistan are 'fantastically corrupt'

Chris Sanders 

T: +49 30 34 38 20 666 

E: press@transparency.org

RE: Prime Minister David Cameron’s comments on Nigeria today:

“This is embarrassing to us, to us say the least, given the good work that the President is doing. The eyes of the world are on what is happening here. The Prime Minister must be looking at an old snapshot of Nigeria. Things are changing with corruption and everything else.” – Presidential Spokesperson Garba Shehu | 10/05/16

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