Reps. evaluates proposal to change Nigeria’s name to UAR
The proposal suggests the United African Republic or the United Alkebulan Republic as Nigeria’s new name.
The proposal to change Nigeria’s name to the UAR was submitted on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, by Aeleye Jokotoye to the committee at the South West Zonal Public Hearing in Lagos.
While presenting the proposal, he stated that Nigeria’s current name was an encumbrance of its past colonial masters and should be changed.
He said a change of name for the country would physically and psychologically reflect on the evolution of the nation.
“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.
Describing why he chose the United African Republic, Jokotoye stated that Nigeria is made up of hundreds of ethnic groups that need to be united.
He further suggested that Nigeria could also choose the 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.
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