Following outrage by Nigerians on social media over the alleged proposal in the house of representatives seeking a change in Nigeria’s name to United African Republic (UAR), The presidency has finally reacted.
The personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad stated that neither the Nigerian government nor President Muhammadu Buhari submitted the change of name proposal to the House of Representatives.
Ahmad in a statement on Thursday clarified that President Buhari has nothing to do with the alleged proposal.
He added that the request was submitted to the lower legislative chamber by an individual or a group.
According to him, a number of people had already taken it to their head, accusing the president of something he absolutely has no hand in or know anything about.
About The UAR Proposal
Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant in Lagos sent a proposal to the House of Representatives to consider changing Nigeria’s name to the United Africans Republic.
Jokotoye submitted the proposal to the House’s committee on constitution review on Wednesday, June 2.
He argued that changing the name Nigeria which was coined by Flora Shaw, the wife of Lord Lugard, will make for national unity and peace.