In reaction to the reports making the round on the proposed change of Nigeria’s name to the United African Republic, UAR, the Presidency has cleared the air over insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari submitted the change of name proposal to the National Assembly.
The Personal Assistant to President Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, in a tweet, it’s not the Nigerian government that submitted the change of name proposal. The Presidential aide explained that an individual or a group presented the proposal.
According to Bashir, a large number of people have already taken it to their head, accusing President Buhari of something he knows nothing about.
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Meanwhile, a former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has described Nigeria as a country presently dripping in bitterness and sadness, despite the enormous resources.
Obasanjo blamed the current situation of Nigeria on bad leadership, adding that the current situation is not God’s plan for the country. The former President emphasised the need to talk in a civilised language to change the narrative.