Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) has accused Britain of looting the nation’s treasury.
Abdulsalami famous this in his speech to mark Nigeria’s 61st Independence Anniversary in Minna, the Niger State capital.
According to him, rising up underneath colonial rule afforded him the chance to see how Britain plundered Nigeria’s treasury.
He stated the rail traces and roads that had been constructed by colonial masters had been completed for egocentric pursuits, to maneuver Nigeria’s sources overseas by way of the seaports.
“My generation grew up under colonial rule. And we saw how our colonial masters siphoned our treasury and whatever, out of the country. Even the rail and road system they claimed to have created was in order to cart away what they could to the seaport and export it,” he stated.
Abdulsalami additionally lamented the present financial scenario of the nation, noting that Nigeria went incorrect when it deserted agriculture which was its first income upon the invention of oil within the nation.
He additionally lamented the present financial and safety challenges in Nigeria, whereas urging residents to have a good time the nation’s founding fathers for his or her contribution to the story of Nigeria.