How Herdsmen Paid To Educate Southern Nigeria
By 1943, one of the highest revenue generator for the federation account was livestock tax.
Northern region generated £120,000
Eastern region generated £2,000
Western region generated £50
Lagos colony generated 0
The expenditure on education was as follows:
Northern region £2,341
Eastern region £47,000
Western region £34,000
Lagos colony £17,000
What this meant was that it was cow money from the north that colonialists use to send majority of Nigerians from Southern region to school at that time.
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