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House of Reps receives proposal to change Nigeria’s name to UAR

The proposal suggests United African Republic or United Alkebulan Republic as Nigeria’s new name.
Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant, submitted the proposal to the committee at the South West Zonal Public Hearing in Lagos on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

While presenting the proposal, he said Nigeria’s current name was an imposition of its past colonial masters and should be changed.

He said a change of name for the country would physically and psychologically reflect a new beginning.
“At this crossroads in our history, it is mandatory that we change our name to reflect a new beginning which will be ushered in with a new constitution,” he said.

Explaining why he chose United African Republic, Jokotoye said Nigeria is made up of hundreds of ethnic groups that need to be united.
As an alternative, he suggested that Nigeria could also choose United Alkebulan Republic (meaning: United Mother of Mankind Republic) as its new name.

The tax consultant also suggested amendments to the constitution to reflect fiscal federalism, state or regional resource and taxation control, removal of immunity clause, and review of the Exclusive Legislative List.

Credit: PressExpress

One reply on “House of Reps receives proposal to change Nigeria’s name to UAR”

The problem is not in the name but in people. Virtually everyone in Nigeria is corrupt. We have other ugly monsters of religious bigotry, nepotism by he who should lead by example, hatred for one one ethnic group against the other. Fat emoluments for politicians, No good plans for the future. Lack of respect to the rule of law. All these and more are the cause of the present insecurity and unrest in this nation. What we desperately need is reorientation of mindsets and not change of name

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