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Wike, not renaming Rumuwoji Mile 1 Market



Rumuwoji community of Abali, Rebisi, Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, Rivers state has faulted recent media claim of move by the state government to rename popular Rumuwoji Market better known as Mile 1 Market.

 Chairman, Rumuwoji Community Council, Isaac Wigodo, in a statement said the Governor Nyesom Wike administration which would soon unveil a newly constructed ultramodern wing of the market, was not considering tinkering with its name.

Wigodo said the state government will not think in that direction as the peddler of the purported publication by a provincial paper was only trying to cause confusion between Port Harcourt Chiefs and Rumuwoji community.

The chairman further said that Rumuwoji Mile 1 Market has been so named even before the Civil War stressing that no state official or chief as insinuated has mentioned any such move to change the name.