Governor Wike: Nobody can rename Rivers State

Governor Wike: Nobody can rename Rivers State

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has tasked the state's 23 council chairs and youth with identifying members of the outlawed separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the state.

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has promised that no one can change the name of any part of the state.

The governor said this when making veiled reference to the activities of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in the state.

Wike spoke at Government House in Port Harcourt on Friday when he hosted a delegation of Tiv people living in Rivers State under the aegis of Mdzough U. Tiv led by Caleb Yashi.

The governor asked the people of Tiv to continue to live in peace with the people of their host communities.

Wike noted that the Tiv have not caused any problems in Rivers State even though they are warriors and very strong.

“Rivers State is a very welcoming place. We accept that everyone stay with us in peace. Only those who want to change the name of Rivers State what I have said, I will not agree.

“No one can change the name of Rivers State. When it comes to living in peace, we have a good relationship with all the ethnic nationalities that live in Rivers State. “

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