Independence and repercussions of colonisation

AS usual, Nigeria celebrated its independence anniversary like it had been doing since October 1, 1960. It’s indeed an indelible day that every patriotic citizen of Nigeria, though happy, saw the actual reflection of the saddened reality of our country.

We are living with no access to good roads, no clean water, no standard power supply, no qualitative education and with many poverty-related diseases due to poor health care provision.

It is in the colonial master’s policy to sow a seed of problems in the soil of every country that is their colony in order to take advantage of those problems to enjoy the indirect imperialism or neocolonialism.

British rulers while departing implemented this system in Nigeria: underdevelopment and civilisation”.

Underdevelopment is not an absolute out-of-development; rather, it’s a phenomenon provided to shackle the moving legs of the African continent. It is the underdevelopment policy that ensures that Africa doesn’t enjoy the sweetness of its ripe fruits, after working hard and assiduously.

Today, the results of underdevelopment tormenting the African continent include insecurity, bad leadership, foreign currency manipulation as well as exportation and importation as well as lack of industrialisation among others.

No country can move forward when it lacks industrialisation to process and synthesise its resources. Today, Nigeria as an agrarian country has no access to modern farming tools; we are using unscientific and undeveloped equipment that are already outdated in developed countries like China, Japan, and Brazil. In addition to that we can’t process our local agricultural produce and resources due to the inadequacy of manufacturing process.

  • Ali Tijjani Hassan,




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