"There is corruption in Nigeria. But don’t call us a corrupt country" - read Sheffield student Remi Adekoya in The Guardian

Responding to Prime Minister David Cameron's recent comment that Nigeria is "fantastically corrupt", Sheffield student Remi Adekoya has had an article published in The Guardian in which he assesses the scale of the challenge in his home country.

PhD student Remi Adekoya has been writing op-ed pieces for the Guardian website for several years.

Born and raised in Nigeria, Remi said:
"I felt impelled to respond to the Prime Minister's recent comments. He has caused widespread anger in Nigeria."

His piece argues that although corruption remains a "monumental" problem, derision will not help the country take the "massive shift" it needs to stamp it out.

Read Remi's article here.

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