Constitutional Review: Propose to Change The Name Nigeria To The UNITED AFRICA REPUBLIC
By Harnie Gold
This came to a top trending breaking News in Nigeria as member of the constitutional review propose to change the Name Nigeria to the United Africa Republic ”UAR”
Nigerian’s and the global community has in recent times witnessed a lot of negativity happening in the country, that almost all the political zones in Nigeria are not happy and many have made the point where Southern and Western Nigeria are both agitating for exit from Nigeria
And all this happening in Nigeria when put together has further brought differing opinions from different corners as the constitutional review kicks up many entries are coming up and the latest opinion has been the proposal for a name change for the country.
A tax consultant by the name of Adeleye Jokotoye, in Lagos state, on Wednesday submitted this proposal. According to him, the name “Nigeria” was not coined by Nigerians or by a Nigerian. Rather, the name was given to the nation by Flora Shaw the wife of Lord Lugard, a colonialist, and is best for Nigeria to change such Name
The following statements are contained in the proposal, “First and foremost, I want to recommend a name change from Nigeria to the United African Republic (UAR),” the proposal reads.
“The significance of name change cannot be overemphasized. Even God our father, in the Holy books, changed names of prophets e.g. Saul to Paul, Jacob to Israel, etc.
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The reason for the name change is to physically and psychologically reflect a new beginning. Thus, at this crossroads in our history, we must change our name to reflect a new beginning that will be ushered in with a new constitution.
The word ‘Africa’ is a Greek word meaning ‘Without Cold’. Africa was originally called ‘Alkebulan’, meaning ‘Mother of Mankind’ (Garden of Eden).
“Alkebulan is the oldest and the only word of indigenous origin used by Moors, Nubians, and Ethiopians. So, if we like, we can go a step further and name our nation, United Alkebulan Republic (meaning ‘United Mother of Mankind Republic).”
Jokotoye also proposed changes to the structure of some government agencies in the country.
“The new constitution should also give room for continuous review as and when due, and future referendum if required also want to suggest the following…,” he said.
This new proposal has raised a lot of reactions among Nigerians. Harnie Gold reporting from Afrinotes wants to have your say on this ”Constitutional Review: Propose to Change The Name Nigeria To The UNITED AFRICA REPUBLIC” kindly use the comment section to drop your comment
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