A chieftain of the National Democratic Coalition, NDC, Dr. Amos Akingba, has blamed the British for the underdevelopment of the country.
He said at independence, the colonial masters handed over the country to the Fulani, who according to him, naturally do not like development.
He spoke at a symposium organised on Thursday by the Magodo Associates, with the theme, “Nigeria: Which way forward?” held at the Afe Babalola Auditorium, University of Lagos.
“The Fulani were the ones the British gave Nigeria to as an estate . From independence, they rigged the election in favour of the caliphate.
“They gave it to the one who does not want modernisation or modernity. In fact, when we were going too fast for them, they invented Boko Haram.
“For as long as all this continue to happen, so long will there be retrogression,” Akingba said.
Akingba added that the delay by President Muhammadu Buhari to form his cabinet after he was sworn in was part of the script to slow Nigeria down.
“They said Buhari was a bit late in forming his cabinet; he’s happy. Why should he rush?” Akingba said.