Buhari not behind move to change Nigeria to United Africa Republic

The Nigerian Presidency has denied the involvement of the President in the proposed move to change Nigeria’s name to United African Republic or United Alkebulan Republic (which means United Mother of Mankind Republic).

President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, Bashir Ahmad, clarified in a social media statement on Thursday, June 3, that President Buhari was not responsible for the proposal.

He wrote:

“It’s an individual or a group that submitted it. But a large number of people have already taken it to their head, accusing the President of something he absolutely no hand in.”

Recall that the House of Representatives’ Special Committee on Constitution Review on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 received a proposal to change Nigeria’s name to the United African Republic or United Alkebulan Republic.

Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant in Lagos submitted the proposal to the House of Representatives to consider changing Nigeria’s name to United African Republic.

Jokotoye argued that changing Nigeria’s name to United African Republic will create room for national unity and peace.

Jokotoye said that the Bible shows that God is in support of name change.

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