The personal assistant to the president on new media, Bashir Ahmad, has stated that neither the Nigerian government nor President Muhammadu Buhari submitted the change of name proposal to the House of Representatives.
Ahmad in a tweet on Thursday, June 3, stated that the request was submitted to the lower legislative chamber by an individual or a group.
Presidency says Buhari has no hand in changing Nigeria’s name to United Africans Republic.
Ngnews247 gathered that the presidential aide made the remark in reaction to reports that Buhari made the request.
According to him, a number of people had already taken it to their head, accusing the president of something he absolutely has no hand in.
It’s not the Nigerian government, particularly, Pres Buhari that submitted the change of name proposal, it’s an individual or a group that submitted it. But a large number of people have already taken it to their head, accusing the President of something he absolutely no hand in.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) June 3, 2021