Harold Smith is not a new name in Nigerian history. He was one of the brains behind the colonial foundation that assisted in the achieving the Nigerian Independence in 1960.
I am in my 80s now; I have agreed but in the past’ they’ did not want me to say anything, but now I don’t want to go to my grave without telling the truth about the atrocities perpetrated in Africa by the colonialists.
While speaking on a television program, Ben TV, last Thursday, Harold Smith revealed all that went behind the scene before the independence.
The graduate of the Oxford University, shed more light on the roles he played in Nigeria during the pre and after independence era.
Our agenda was to completely exploit Africa. Nigeria was my duty post. When we assessed Nigeria, this was what we found in the southern region;
Strength, Intelligence, Determination to succeed, Well established history, Complex but focused life style, Great hope and Aspirations.
The Eastern region is good in Business and Technology
The Western region is good in Administration and Commerce, Law and Medicine, but it was a pity we planned our agenda to give power at all cost to the northerner. The Northerners seemed to be submissive and silly of a kind.
Our mission was accomplished by destroying the opposition at all fronts. The West led in the fight for the independence, and was punished for asking for freedom. They will not rule Nigeria!!!
Harold Smith made a confession that the Census results were announced before the census was even performed.
Despite seeing vast land with no human but cattle in the north, we still gave the North 55 million people instead of 32 Million people.
This was to be used to maintain and secure the north’s majority votes and future power bid. He stated that the Western region excluding Lagos was the most populous in Nigeria at that time but they ignored that.
The north was seriously encouraged to go into the military.
According to Smith, they believe that the Southern region may attend western education, but future leaders will always come from military background.
Their traditional rulers were to be made influential and super human. The northerners were given accelerated promotions both in the military and civil service to justify their superiority over the south. Everything was to work against the south.
We truncated their good plan for their future. I was very sorry for the Action Group; it was a great political party, too much for African standard. We planned to destroy Awolowo and Azikiwe as well as the west and the east by sowing a seed of discord among them.
We tricked Azikiwe into accepting to be president having known that Balewa will be the main man with power.
Awolowo has to go to jail to cripple his genius plans for a greater Nigeria.
However, Harold Smith justified the British agenda of colonialism in Nigeria , which he believed was originally to help build Africa after the ruins of slave trade, but lamented that the British only looked after themselves and not after Nigerian interest.
The British really let Nigeria down.
When I see Nigerian been accused of fraud and from what I saw on the streets of Lagos; the British were worst fraudsters.
Looking at the northern leaders now he said,
If they have any agenda in Nigeria at all, sadly it is only for the north, and nothing for Nigeria
He stated that the British look after the British people and this is so all over the world. He said the time has come now to see people of intelligent minds with an open and inclusive agenda for all Nigerians in power, people who will really look after Nigerians large population, but
I still curiously and sorrowfully see now that the British has not let go of Nigeria, Her wealth, Her potentials, Her future
He opined that the European people now assert themselves as the keeper of the “New Age” keys.
He therefore said that it is only logical for Europeans to maintain their position of Power, Scientific Superiority, Economic Exploitation, they must continue to perpetuate their lies and falsehoods and this is the most unkindest cut of all in relation to Nigeria situation!
According to Smith, Nigeria, a great nation was crippled not just because of military dictatorship or corrupt leaders alone but by the British and American fear of Nigeria’s great future.
The fear of the place that will be our ‘dumping ground‘ really occupied our minds.
Some of the things he said were not new to Nigerians or to the whole world but hearing it from the horse’s mouth is quite revealing and established more reality zones.
He finally submitted that the colonial masters have caused havoc while they were in Africa, and planted timed bombs when they finally left.
What we see since independence, the administration of new internal colonial masters by fellow Nigerians holding sway in power is doing more damage to Nigeria. Instead of detonating the time bombs planted by the British, the north is planting mines.
He added that
It was my duty to carry out all of the above and I was loyal to my country.
Nigerians should try to be loyal to their country leaders and followers alike. Love your country. You have got the potentials to be great again and the whole world knows this.
I am sorry for the above evil done to Nigeria. I can’t say sorry enough……