The First Republic Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, has said though the death of Queen Elizabeth is a big loss for the world, Britain ruled by the Queen created lopsidedness and imbalance in Nigeria as colonial masters.
Newsonline reports that Chief Amechi called on Nigerians to forgive what Britain did in the country during the colonial days and focus on holding their leaders accountable that have been responsible for the present problems of the country.
The foremost nationalists who spoke with some journalists at his Ukpor, Nnewi, Anambra State residence on Sunday, alleged that the British created lopsidedness in Nigeria.
Chief Amechi who said that Queen Elizabeth was a great friend to Nigeria and Africa, described the death as a “dignified death”.
The first minister of Aviation said he hoped the current king, Charles III, would put measures in place to ensure good relationships to correct the imbalance.
He said, “Even though every death is said to be a loss, the death of Queen Elizabeth II is a dignified loss and it is a royal death of a very great queen who ruled a great country while playing her role with dignity and honour.
“She was a true representative of the ancestors. I wish her a very safe journey back to her maker.
“I wish the new monarch well and I do hope that there will be a great collaboration between both countries for the correction of the imbalances. I hope the new king will toe the line of peace.”
He disclosed, “Britain while administering Nigeria, made a lot of mistakes, they created a lot of imbalances and lopsidedness, they created potholes and numerous bumps here and there, but we can forgive them.
“Britain, while administering Nigeria, made a lot of mistakes, they created a lot of imbalances and lopsidedness, they created potholes and numerous bumps here and there, but we can forgive them.”
However, “As a country, Nigeria should have overcome all these challenges long ago, if we had got our leadership structure right. But bad leadership has kept us where we are today and I do hope that the new monarch if he cannot help to correct these mistakes, he should not disturb us.
“We are having a general election next year and we expect the British government to play the role of a true friend in achieving a great united Nigeria and not the Nigeria that the previous government created with numerous problems here and there.”
Chief Amechi called on Nigerian youths to wake up from their slumber, take back their country and return it to the path of greatness.
“The Nigerian youths should wake up from their slumber and take back their country. The return of Nigeria to the path of greatness is in the hands of the youths and they must not allow bad leaders to continue to misrule them. During our time one British pound was 68kobo, but today, it is not the same, the youths should know that the country needs change,” he charged.