Many Nigerians have been busy venting over recent comnments by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron to the Queen about Nigeria that the most populous black country in the world was ‘fantastically corrupt’.
Cameron was speaking in a group alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the Leader of the Commons Chris Grayling and the Commons Speaker, John Bercow
Some compatriots have however agreed with Cameron, insisting that Nigeria was hopelessly corrupt.
Here’s what was Cameron said:
John Bercow: The great axis of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the House [Chris Grayling].
David Cameron: Well I don’t know about that. We’re on the same side most of the time.
We’ve had a very successful cabinet meeting this morning to talk about our anti-corruption summit, we’ve got the Nigerians… actually we’ve got the leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming to Britain. Nigeria and Afghanistan, possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world.
Justin Welby: But this particular president is actually not corrupt.
Queen: Is that right?
Welby: Oh yes, he’s trying very hard this one.
Bercow: They are coming at their own expense, one assumes?
Cameron: I… Yes… Because it’s an anti-corruption summit, everything has to be open. So there are no sort of closed door sessions, it’s all in front of the press. It could be quite, umm, interesting. But there we go
Read what Nigerians in support of Cameron said…
So ya ranting cos David Cameron said Nigeria is Corrupt? Yeah he’s not lying Just facts.
— Orator(RIP@Bigseyi (@ololademe) May 10, 2016
We all know David Cameron wasn’t telling a lie.
— Wolf of Warri (@FegurGreen) May 10, 2016
David Cameron currently explaining to the Queen how his Panamanian savings account was scammed by a Nigerian 419 email.
— Matt Owen (@MJowen174) May 10, 2016
Keep attacking David Cameron. He is not one of our many problems in Nigeria. At least you know him, some of you all don’t know ur senators.
— Emmagzi (@Emmagzi) May 10, 2016
David Cameron snaking Nigeria looooool
— Pen Griffey (@PrincelyOgun) May 10, 2016
David Cameron is fantastically correct by saying Nigeria is “fantastically” corrupt.
— …. (@kayodemawanu) May 10, 2016
David Cameron made the statement with so much conviction i was like “damn, we are really the most corrupt”
— Phoenix (@_theMideator) May 10, 2016
David Cameron just Said the Truth!… Fellow Nigerians let’s Face The Fact… Our Country is Hopelessly Corrupt!!! 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈
— Igwe Ben Olu (@Iam_IGWE) May 10, 2016
David Cameron saying the truth about Nigeria. . Though so embarrassing 😩😩
— Cruise ♛ MUFC 4EVA ! (@King_Ebyniza) May 10, 2016
Just saw the full video. David Cameron was in the wrong. You can’t tell me otherwise
— Barragan (@M_h3nry) May 10, 2016
What size foot did David Cameron put in his mouth today?
— Andy Frizzell (@AndrewJFrizzell) May 10, 2016
Nigeria is corrupt as fv*k, but of course we have a problem with David Cameron telling us that.
— Deji Kofi Faremi (@deejayfaremi) May 10, 2016
— olusegun elemo (@olusegunelemo) May 10, 2016
Your president, the one u Voted for called y'all criminals. Now you're vexed that a nobody "David Cameron" called y'all corrupt?
— LONE WOLF (@Ovythrow) May 10, 2016
at least David Cameron said Buhari is trying though. we might not be as corrupt as he's implying but we r actually very corrupt
— mayowa gidi (@maybackmayor) May 10, 2016
and you are angry David Cameron said your country is fantastically corrupt. And same you will tell someone the truth is bitter."
— BLACK RUSSIAN. (@dreeee1) May 10, 2016
but why is everybody laughing at david cameron, I mean, he's not wrong at all, and everyone knows it. was it some sort of secret?
— help me obi juan (@abowlofpeanuts) May 10, 2016
Wait, why are we so outraged by David Cameron's comments again?
— C-R-A-I-G (@CraigDebrah) May 10, 2016
Didn't know how to react to what @David_Cameron said aout Nigeria. The truth hurts though. This might help change our perspective.
— Gay_Brel (@Abazu_G) May 10, 2016
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