The House of Representatives’ Special Committee on Constitution Review has received a proposal to change Nigeria’s name to the United African Republic.
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.
While presenting the proposal, he said Nigeria’s current name was an imposition of its past colonial masters and should be changed. He said a change of name for the country would physically and psychologically reflect a new beginning.
Reacting to the news, Nigerians trended the proposed new name on twitter and wrote funny comments about it, famous celebrities; Tacha and Naira Marley also reacted to the news.
Meanwhile some people are of the opinion that a change of name is not what the country needs seeing that insecurity challenges threatens the nation and the continuous struggle for unity.
Here are some funny comments from twitter:
Changing Nigeria's Name To 'United African Republic' Won't Make Any Difference. They Can Change The Name To 'Golden Heaven' For All I Care. As Long As We're Still Together In This Forced Contraption, The Fundamental Problems Remains Unchanged. DISINTEGRATION Is The Only Way Out! pic.twitter.com/8Js8HD7xBA
— Somto Okonkwo ♊︎ (@General_Somto) June 2, 2021
Person go sleep for Nigeria, then wake up for United African Republic pic.twitter.com/3shxp852dH
— Caleb of Lagos (@caleboflagos) June 2, 2021
Hope changing the name of Nigeria to United African Republic (UAR) won't cost us $419Billion? pic.twitter.com/WAMgZ2LKvE
— Prince (@OgbeniPrince) June 2, 2021
So House of reps members wan do Naming ceremony for a whole Agbaya like Nigeria turn am to United African Republic 😂💀🇳🇬 leeeeemaaooo 😭 pic.twitter.com/FZdUkXLcOp
— 👮🏿♀️Naija Alaye ➐ (@NationOfNigeria) June 2, 2021