The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization,(Ohanaeze Ndigbo) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to look for another better and positive name for the country.
Speaking on the danger of retaining the name Nigeria as the National name of the country, the deputy spokesman of the organization, Comrade Chuks Ibegbu in a statement noted that the name, “Nigeria was given to us by a lover of Lord Lugard who later became his wife and was given at the heat of passion.
The group also challenged Nigerians to have an immediate conference where different indigenous names could be agreed upon as the new name of the country, 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.
Source: Naija News