Nigerians on social media have trooped to various platforms to express their opinions on the proposed name change for Nigeria.
The proposal was reportedly submitted by Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant 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.
“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,” he said.
Reacting to the development, many Nigerians consider the move a bid to thwart the efforts of some groups across the country calling for secession of some parts.
See reactions below:
*** So House of reps members wan do Naming ceremony for a whole Agbaya like Nigeria turn am to United African Republic Face with tears of joySkullFlag of Nigeria leeeeemaaooo
*** Now that you people are planning to change Nigeria’s name to United African Republic, What will I do with My Great nation song?! Una Dey stress me too much. – Timi Dakolo
*** House of Reps receives proposal to change Nigeria’s name to UAR i.e. United African Republic or United Alkebulan Republic as Nigeria. Imagine, Alkebulan ko, Akara Osu ni. Old wine in new bottle.
*** So our problem as a country is how to change name from Nigeria to United African Republic. This is the height of madness
*** So when Nigeria is finally changed to “United African Republic”, The citizen will now be called Uranium ….sense will not kill me