The House of Representatives has received a proposal to change Nigeria’s name to United African Republic.
The proposal was submitted by Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant to the committee at the South West zonal public hearing in Lagos.
According to Jokotoye, ‘United Africa Republic’ was chosen because the country is made up of hundreds of ethnic groups that need to be United.
“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,”
As an alternative, he suggested that Nigeria could also choose United Alkebulan Republic (meaning: United Mother of Mankind Republic) as its new name.