Effects Of Colonization In Nigeria

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What happened in the country during colonization?

The British empire began invading Nigeria, by creating conflicts between diverse ethnic groups to intentionally break down the group into insignificant clusters that had little, or no impact on the country’s legislative branch. The implemented strategy is known as the divide and rule policy, which assisted to prevent any united opposition against Britain. Later, the British government gained control over the Royal Niger Company’s territories and eventually, Northern Nigeria was under the Britain protectorate. By 1901, Nigeria was completely under the British power which accompanied many changes to the country. Education, language, and religion were assimilated to fit the desires of the British empire. English became one of the major languages in the country and Christianity spread rapidly; although some Islamic scholars resisted the religion. During the colonization of Nigeria, a new monetary and transportation system was developed and two tiers of government evolved; central and local. The new monetary system consisted of coins and notes rather than trading goods, and the local Nigerians were instructed to build a railway across the country which made the transportation of raw materials more efficient and cheaper. The Central government was in authority of governor-general, and local government was based on the policy directed by the colonies to ensure that indigenous leaders were educated on the new policies, that were
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