This could also mean the demerits of colonialism in West Africa and they are:
- British cum French colonial rule led to total neglect and destruction of African culture and values.
- Colonialism led to the exploitation of material and human resources of the West African territories.
- Colonialism led to the partitioning of Africa among the rival European colonialist.
- It created a long-standing division and mutual distrust among the ethnic groups in Nigeria.
- It also led to the acceptance of the Whiteman’s culture, religion and Westernization.