British Prime Minister, David Cameron has been caught on camera making a controversial comment to the Queen about Nigeria which has not gone down well with many Nigerians.
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
He was overheard describing Nigeria as “fantastically corrupt”, yesterday (May 9, 2016) ahead of the Nigerian President’s trip to London for an anti-corruption summit.
Here’s what was 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 Nigerian’s reaction on social media below…
David Cameron calls Nigeria “a fantastically corrupt” country.Pot calling Kettle black.Smh
— Homo Politicus (@Makaveli_MUFC) May 10, 2016
David Cameron is a Corrupt man Calling Nigerians Corrupt
— Opoyo. Chuks (@opoyochuks) May 10, 2016
— Sanni olaitan (@Laitan_01) May 10, 2016
It may be just me but when Dodgy David Cameron calls other countries ‘fantastically corrupt’, does he sound incredibly jealous of them?
— Paul Thomas (@NeathJack1) May 10, 2016
— AL. DE MELO (@X6ALV) May 10, 2016
— Etin-osa (@etinmagbe) May 10, 2016
David Cameron saying Nigeria is corrupt is like the pot calling the kettle black!
— Admax™ (@admaxworld) May 10, 2016
David Cameron lectures on corruption, his dodgy dad stashed money in Panama, his party broke election spending rules. Couldn’t make it up
— Steven McNamara (@steviemac_11) May 10, 2016
Even Obama won’t say dat abt an Ally. David Cameron may u be unfortunate 4 d rest of ur Life.
— Recherché➰ (@_Kenniebream) May 10, 2016
So @David_Cameron ..Nigeria and Afghanistan are corrupt are they? Looking at the expenses and electoral fraud don’t you consider UK corrupt?
— fizz (@Carolynoflondon) May 10, 2016
Nigeria has put herself in a position to be insulted by David Cameron. Na we mess up
— Ügœ (@ugotalksalot) May 10, 2016
David Cameron told the queen that Nigeria and Afghanistan are “fantastically corrupt”. For his next trick he’ll demonstrate how wet water is
— craigmitchell⿲ (@mitchiee_guy) May 10, 2016
Even though I’ve heard Nigerians themselves say Nigeria is very corrupted, David Cameron is in no place to say it when the UK is too.
— S☆R (@SAR_3000) May 10, 2016
Arghh David Cameron, doesn’t surprise me. That scum.
— Abigail (@GoOnAbi) May 10, 2016
David Cameron is so facety guys, too facety. Instead of him to try & fix the issues in BOTH those countries caused by his people.
— Seyi Newell (@Seyi_Newell) May 10, 2016
David Cameron is an idiot
— remi Ma (@RemsLdn) May 10, 2016
How many more times is David Cameron going to be overheard saying things on camera? Prick 😂
— lauren (@lauren_kxo) May 10, 2016
David Cameron is the shepherd boy of modern politics. He cries wolf so many times, nobody takes a blind bit of notice #Brexit
— Patrick (@Parkerbats) May 10, 2016
WHY DOES DAVID CAMERON LIKE TO POKE-NOSE IN EVERY OTHER COUNTRIES BUSINESS?? FOCUS ON THE UK U SWINE.
— lol (@HausOfCeia) May 10, 2016
I hope @MBuhari has got a sucker punch reply for David Cameron when he gets to the UK.
— Adebola (@ademiami) May 10, 2016
David Cameron .. tough on the causes of corruption ..not so tough on the proceeds. All the loot is in London banks and property. Hypocrisy..
— david bush (@Davidbush) May 10, 2016
@David_Cameron Why don’t you fuck off, talking utter fucking shit and lies. No one cares you utter numpty.
— Keith. (@Keith1989_) May 10, 2016
That David Cameron na Bastard. Omo ale jati jati
— Tope Adesipo (@tope414) May 10, 2016
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