Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Transparency International, Presidential Spokesperson respond to Cameron comments regarding Nigeria, Afghanistan and UK Summit - 10.05.16


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.”


In response to the comments  , the Presidential Spokesperson , Mallam Garba Shehu said : "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."

Afghanistan Embassy has however described the comments of UK Prime Minister as Unfair .

Afghanistan is second from bottom in the campaign group Transparency International's latest Corruption Perceptions Index, while Nigeria is 136th out of 168 countries.


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