Nigerian celebrities such as Timi Dakolo, Mercy Aigbe, Naira Marley, Tacha, others have reacted hours after the House of Representatives reportedly received a proposal suggesting the name of Nigeria to be changed to United African Republic or United Alkebulan Republic.
Naija News reports that a tax consultant, identified as Adeleye Jokotoye, submitted the proposal to the committee at the South West Zonal Public Hearing in Lagos on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
This has however caused a stir on social media as many Nigerians including celebrities took to the platform to express their opinions concerning the proposal.
See some comments below;
@Mercy Aigbe wrote; ”So I hear some people are proposing that Nigeria should be given a new name! Abeg is the name issue? Abi will change the name solve our numerous problems??? Walai I am tired of these our stupid lawmakers, exasperated with the system. Me and my Thots! This country hen.”
Timi Dakolo wrote on Twitter; “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.”
@Naira Marley wrote; “Omo Na me go sing the new national Anthem for UAR”
@Lilian Esoro wrote; “UAR really??? How did we get here ?? It’s not really about the name! Will the consititutuion and dictators change? Lord Lugard and Flora Shaw … I hope you’re happy now… SMH”
@Symply_Tacha wrote; ”United African Republic?? Renaming Nigeria is not Nigerians PROBLEM!! Give us GOOD ROADS, SECURITY, ELECTRICITY, HEALTH CARE.. Just give us BASIC AMENITIES.”