Cameron was caught on Camera, saying that Nigeria and Afghanistan were some of the most corrupt nations on earth, adding that the two countries were both ‘fantastically corrupt’.
Ayo Fayose said President Muhammadu Buhari’s utterances outside Nigeria was what gave the British Prime Minister the effrontery to make such tactless statement about the country.
According to him,“What do you expect from the international community when the president of a nation keeps going abroad to say that his people are corrupt?”
Fayose who spoke in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, said it was annoying that President Buhari said he was embarrassed and shocked by Mr. Cameron’s comment, adding that rather than telling Nigerians that he was shocked, the president should apologise to Nigerians for ‘de-marketing’ the country and his people.
To justify his claim that Buhari opened the door for Cameron to insult Nigeria, Fayose cited the occasion in February this year where Buhari while in the United Kingdom, said that “Nigerians’ reputation for crime has 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 has made it hard for them to be accepted abroad.
“When a president mounts the podium in foreign lands and gleefully says that his own people are criminals, that they are corrupt and that those abroad should be sent back home, why won’t presidents of other countries brand all citizens of such a country as fantastically corrupt?
“Rather than this grandstanding from the presidency, conceited efforts should be made to redeem the image of Nigeria that the president has destroyed.”
Meanwhile, Governor Ayo Fayose had also condemned the the increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol, from N86.50 to N145, saying the move is a clear indication that President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC), has a very strong hatred for Nigerians.