- The federal government has been asked to name Aso Rock after the late Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom
- This is the position of the apex socio-cultural organisation in Igbo land, Ohanaeze Ndigbo recently
- Ohanaeze Ndigbo made this known in reaction to the call that the University of Nigeria Nsukka should be renamed after the late British monarch
In a brutal statement, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has asked the Presidency to change rename Aso Rock after the late Queen Elizabeth.
The apex socio-cultural organisation in Igbo land, said this in reaction to calls made that the name of the Nigeria Nsukka should be changed to Queen Elizabeth University of Nigeria, The Cable reports.
According to the group, Aso Rock in Abuja or other parts of the North can change their names to accommodate the Queen.
Recall that former presidential aspirant of the Young Progressives Party, Adamu Garba advised President Muhammadu Buhari to immortalise Queen Elizabeth by renaming the UNN after her.
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Ohanaeze Ndigbo, in a statement by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said such remark was capable of instigating conflict in the country.
“The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has cautioned the Federal Government against renaming the foremost and most prestigious University, the University of Nigeria Nsukka after the late British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
“If the Federal Government and the Presidency wish to immortalise late Queen Elizabeth II, it should look at the role of the Queen in granting Nigeria political freedom and independence on October 1, 1960. And the most appropriate place to show gratitude to Great Britain should be at Aso Rock."
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