House of Reps receives proposal to change nigeria’s name to UAR
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives’ Special Committee on Constitutional Review received a proposal to rename Nigeria the United African Republic.
Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant, presented the proposal to the committee at the South West Zonal Public Hearing in Lagos on June 2, 2021.
During his presentation of the proposal that was received,he stated that Nigeria’s current name was imposed by its previous colonial masters and should be changed.
According to Jokotoye, changing the country’s name would physically and psychologically represent a new beginning.
At this juncture in our history, we must change our name to reflect a new beginning, which will be heralded by a new constitution,” he said.
The consultant explained why he chose United African Republic, saying Nigeria is made up of hundreds of ethnic groups that need to be united.
As an alternative, he suggested that Nigeria adopt the name United Alkebulan Republic (meaning United Mother of Mankind Republic).
He also proposed constitutional amendments to reflect fiscal federalism, state or regional resource and taxation control, the removal of the immunity clause, and a review of the Exclusive Legislative List.