Ohanaeze Ndigbo has advocated for the pressing change of the identify of the nation Nigeria to a greater and optimistic identify.
The apex Igbo socio-cultural group posited that the change turned crucial “as the name, Nigeria, connotes lack of progress, corruption and darkness.”
The deputy spokesman of the group, Comrade Chuks Ibegbu in a press release famous that the identify, “Nigeria was given to us by a lover of Lord Lugard who later became his wife and was given at the heat of passion.”
“Many countries in Africa , Asia and even Europe changed their colonial names after independence but we foolishly stuck to the name with all its attendant minuses,” the group confused.
It additionally challenged Nigerians to have a direct Conference the place totally different indigenous names could possibly be agreed upon as the brand new identify of the nation, insisting that “unless we change our name , our numerous problems may have no solution because there is something in a name.”
“Though the name Igbo was not given to us by anybody if any day we find out any question mark on it we shall change it . We are not Ibo but Igbo and Ndigbo. All colonial vestiges should be expunged by the indigenous African people,” it concludes.