The Rivers State Government has renamed the Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt after former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, who created Rivers State in May 1967.
The State Government also renamed the Old Aba Road in Port Harcourt as Yakubu Gowon Road.
This was contained in statement issued on Sunday and signed by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media.
The statement explained that the Rivers State Government decided to rename the stadium and the road to honour General Yakubu Gowon for creating Rivers State in 1967.
– Tony Ita Etim, Port Harcourt