Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is not demanding “any apology from anybody” after UK Prime Minister David Cameron labelled his country “fantastically corrupt”.
Speaking at an anti-corruption event in London, Mr Buhari said he was more interested in the return of stolen assets held in British banks.
Mr Cameron made the unguarded comments in a conversation with the Queen.
He is hosting an international anti-corruption summit on Thursday.
In his speech, Mr Buhari described corruption as a “hydra-headed monster” which threatens the security of countries.
He said corruption in Nigeria was endemic and his government was committed to fighting it.