House of Reps receives proposal to change Nigeria’s name to UAR


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.


“At this crossroads in our history, it is mandatory that we change our name to reflect a new[b] beginning which will be ushered in with a new constitution,”[/b] he said.


Explaining why he chose United African Republic, Jokotoye said Nigeria is made up of hundreds of ethnic groups that need to be united.


As an alternative, he suggested that Nigeria could also choose United Alkebulan Republic (meaning: United Mother of Mankind Republic) as its new name.


The tax consultant also suggested amendments to the to reflect fiscal federalism, state or regional resource and taxation control, removal of immunity clause, and review of the Exclusive Legislative List.

317 thoughts on “United African Republic (UAR): A Proposal To Change Nigeria’s Name”
  1. Change the name matter so? I don’t think it will solve our problem in society ohh, look for the major problem Nigeria have today before talking about name.

  2. Imaging,fire is burning the house and u want to change the roof,, nawaaoooo ..can’t u kill the fire 🔥 before change the roof!!,Oga óò our country self,God pls come for our aid

  3. Can changing the name of the country change the bad governce of the bad people who rise to power just for oppression, embezzlement and manipulations? Better is to change the bad people governing the country with a good name than to change the name of the country for bad people to continue ruling.

  4. Change what, they should sit down one place if they don’t know what to say. They should concentrate on making the country better, the name Nigeria represents us it shows what we have been through since birth, it represents the Giants of Africa so they better don’t think about changing anything

  5. Is the problem of Nigeria embedded in the name or in our behaviors and character as a people group?
    Changing the name of Nigeria to whatever you think is the best, will never solve the problem of Nigeria.
    We have an attitude that glorify stealing and dominiary spirit by a set of people who believe that everyone in Nigeria should serve them. Once you are not from that tribe. I mean the Fulanis as a people group believe that Nigeria is their heritage and they are sacred cows that can not be touched if they kill another tribal people outside their tribe.
    Since from Gowon time to Good Luck Jonathan, have we have this nation in this messe? When you change a lion’s name does it change it from canivorious animal. Nigerians believe in cheating and from what that does not belong to them e.g our political office holders and many other office holders who have access to steal from what they are entrusted with. 90% of us are thieves and have no conscience. So our problem is not in our name, but in our behaviors and character.

  6. Changing name of Nigeria is not the solution to the myriads of problems confronting the country – I know our legislators will aptly be dwelling on this, which is not important and leave the core problems. This country is funny!

  7. Really?
    So changing the country’s name is the #1 problem..I think this folks should have a rethink cuz I ain’t feeling any of this

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