United African Republic: 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
United African Republic 😆😂🤣… What you people smoking 🚬 pls pic.twitter.com/CUEtFntN2F— Korede MoMercy Dada 🇳🇬 (@TheWesternSon) June 2, 2021
United African Republic?— Obong Hanson (@Obong_Hanson) June 2, 2021
Nigeria is a problem already and you people want to length the name? pic.twitter.com/WDfPtX2sty
Our govt don use Nigeria borrow money finish. Now dey wan change to United African Republic. 😂😂 Werey wan disguise pic.twitter.com/lWPxAXenZG— Kelvin 🌹 (@timizkelvin) June 2, 2021
So House of reps members wan do Naming ceremony for a whole Agbaya like Nigeria turn am to United African Republic 😂💀🇳🇬 leeeeemaaooo 😭 pic.twitter.com/FZdUkXLcOp— 👮🏿♀️Naija Alaye ➐ (@NationOfNigeria) June 2, 2021
House of Reps Receives Proposal to change Nigeria’s name to UAR, United African Republic— JayNaija Blogger (@JaynaijaBlog) June 2, 2021
But who curse us? What kind of misplaced priority is this? What is United about this county? Omo wahala wa o pic.twitter.com/JVo22iMkSV
Renaming the country United African Republic will not change anything. People just want security, light, good roads and a working economy. Is that too much to ask for?— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) June 2, 2021
United African Republic abi? Anyways China still knows who’s owing them money— Chlorpheniramine #EndSARS 🇳🇬 (@VictorIsrael_) June 2, 2021
United African Republic (UAR).— NEFERTITI (@firstladyship) June 2, 2021
In their thinking, “United” is the reason the United States of America is progressing? Nigeria have no business with a bicameral legislature. It’s too expensive, waste of scarce resources. The Senate is enough. pic.twitter.com/ximBLDXFXk
So our problem as a country is how to change name from Nigeria to United African Republic. This is the height of madness— Dr PamPam | Omo Iya Ologi (@UnclePamilerin) June 2, 2021
Now that you people are planning to change Nigeria’s name to United African Republic, What will I do with My Great nation song?!— Timi Dakolo (@timidakolo) June 2, 2021
Una Dey stress me too much.
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