A proposal was sent to The House of Representatives by Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant, to change Nigeria’s name to United African Republic or United Alkebulan Republic claiming that the name Nigeria was an imposition of its past colonial masters.
The South West Zonal Committee receive this proposal on Wednesday June 2, 2021 for Public Hearing.
Read what he wrote below:
“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,”
Jokotoye explains why he chose the name, United African Republic or United Alkebulan Republic (meaning: United Mother of Mankind Republic), he said, Nigeria need unity as it is made up of hundreds of ethnic groups, occupied by people with different believes and religion.
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.
A proposal to change Nigeria’s name to United African Republic has been received by the House of Representatives Special Committee on Constitution Review.
The proposal was submitted by Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant to the committee at the South West zonal public hearing pic.twitter.com/xnYyyXa1CN
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