- Shehu Sani, a Nigerian senator, is reacting to the report President Donald Trump of the US called Nigeria 'massively' corrupt
- Sani claims only a tiny few have corruptly enriched themselves
- He says the about 180 million Nigerians are very hardworking
The representative of Kaduna central district at the Senate, Shehu Sani, has condemned the description of Nigeria as either ‘fantastically’ or ‘massively’ corrupt when it is only a tiny few that are actually not clean with their activities.
Sani said this in a single tweet on Friday, May 4, less than 24 hours after the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari from the United States of America and a stop-over in London.
President Donald Trump of the US had reportedly noted a ‘massive’ corruption in Nigeria while commending Buhari for the effort of his government to fight graft in the country.
In 2016, a former British prime minister, David Cameron, was caught on tape describing Nigeria as ‘fantastically’ corrupt.
His comment drew the ire of some Nigerians while others supported his assertion.
“We are a nation of 180 million people. ‘Tiny Few’ are corrupt while millions are living their honest lives & we have never invaded & plunder other nations; yet we accepted to be called ‘fantastically’ or ‘massively’ corrupt country. Our fathers gave us names & now others do,” Sani lamented.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that amid cries from main opposition party PDP that President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war is selective, US president Donald Trump backed the Nigerian leader’s achievements in his anti-graft campaigns.
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Trump gave his endorsement on Monday, April 30, during a press conference between the two leaders after they met in the White House.
The Guardian reports that while Trump noted that there is massive corruption in Nigeria, he praised President Buhari doing a good job of reducing graft.
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