Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Alhaji Abubakar has accused the colonial masters of looting the nation’s treasury.
Abdulsalami stated this to mark Nigeria’s 61st Independence while fielding questions from journalists in Minna, Niger State.
He explained that his generation saw how during the colonial period, the colonial masters plundered the nation’s wealth and ferried to their lands.
According to him, even the rail lines and roads the colonial masters constructed were merely done to transport Nigeria’s resources through the seaports.
“My generation grew up under the 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 insisted.