The House of Representatives have been reported to receive a proposal to change Nigeria’s name to the United African Republic (UAR).
According to report, 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.
He stated that Nigeria’s current name was an imposition of its past colonial masters and a change of name for the country would physically and psychologically reflect a new beginning.
It was also reported that Adeleye explained the reason he chose United African Republic is because Nigeria is made up of hundreds of ethnic groups that need to be united. He also suggested the name United Alkebulan Republic (meaning: United Mother of Mankind Republic) as an alternative for Nigeria’s new name.
Following this new development, Nigerians have taken to social media to react.
See some of the reactions below: