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

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The House of Representatives’ Special Committee on Constitution Review on Wednesday, received a proposal to change Nigeria’s name to the United African Republic.⁣

A tax consultant, Adeleye Jokotoye, submitted the proposal to the committee at the South West Zonal Public Hearing in Lagos on 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.⁣

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According to Jokotoye, 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, the consultant said Nigeria is made up of hundreds of ethnic groups that need to be united.⁣

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As an alternative, he suggested that Nigeria could also choose United Alkebulan Republic (meaning: United Mother of Mankind Republic) as its new name.⁣

He 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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