Tax consultant wants Nigeria renamed United African Republic

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Thu, 3 Jun 2021 Source: mynigeria.com

• A tax consultant has proposed that Nigeria be renamed United African Republic

• According to him, the renaming will reflect its diverse ethnic makeup

• He has submitted a proposal to a legislative committee on constitutional review

House of Representatives' Special Committee on Constitution Review has received a proposal to change the name Nigeria to the United African Republic (UAR).

The proposal was submitted to the committee at the South West Zonal Public Hearing in Lagos on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, by Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant.

Mr. Jokotoye while presenting the proposal said Nigeria's current name was an imposition of its past colonial masters and should be changed, Pulse.ng said.

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.

Explaining why he chose the 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 the United Alkebulan Republic (meaning: United Mother of Mankind Republic) as its new name.

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

Source: mynigeria.com