Breaking News

House of Representatives receive proposal to change Nigeria's name to United African Republic or United Alkebulan Republic

The House of Representatives has received a proposal to change the name 'Nigeria' to United African Republic.

The proposal was submitted to the South West Zonal Committee on Wednesday June 2, 2021 for Public Hearing by Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant.

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

His words:

"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," 

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.

Jokotoye finally added that the country's name needs to be changed to clear up emotional and psychological effects of recent happenings in the country and give room for a new beginning.

No comments