Nigeria’s new name, according to the idea, should be United African Republic or United Alkebulan Republic.
The Special Committee on Constitutional Review of the House of Representatives has received a proposal to alter Nigeria’s name to the United African Republic.
On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant, presented the recommendation to the committee during the South West Zonal Public Hearing in Lagos.
During his presentation, he stated that Nigeria’s existing name was imposed by its previous colonial owners and that it should be replaced.
He claimed that changing the country’s name would symbolise a new beginning both physically and psychologically.
“At this critical juncture in our history, we must change our name to symbolize a fresh beginning that will be heralded by a new constitution,” he added.
Jokotoye stated Nigeria is made up of hundreds of ethnic groups that need to be united, which is why he chose the United African Republic.
He suggested that Nigeria may change its name to United Alkebulan Republic (meaning: United Mother of Mankind Republic) as an alternative.
Amendments to the constitution to reflect fiscal federalism, state or regional resource and taxation control, repeal of the immunity provision, and a revision of the Exclusive Legislative List were also suggested by the tax expert.