With the many reasons and issues facing his state and Nigeria, Rochas Okorocha and governor of Imo state found it worthy to trend by appointing his sister as the Commissioner Ministry of Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment. This, of course, led to nationwide criticism beyond the statues that have not stopped trending.
His press secretary on Tuesday issued a statement, Sam Onwuemeodo saying the nomenclature of the ministry was supposed to be “Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment”, instead of Couples’ Fulfillment. This, he blamed on typographic error.
“There was a typographic error in the first statement issued on the swearing in of the new commissioners. The word “Couple” was inadvertently written, instead of the word “Purpose,” we regret that.” according to the statement.
“The real essence of life is to be happy and to fulfil one’s purpose in life; Government officials are elected to address this.
“Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment Ministry, therefore, is established for the lost time to correct the policy framework to guide ministries and departments on what they must do to guarantee the citizens’ happiness and contribute better to the society.
“This is the very reason people elect their leaders: to guarantee their happiness and purpose fulfilment. A great leader, therefore, is one who provides happiness to the people.
“Unfortunately, this vital element of our social lives has not been properly addressed. Governments at different levels have created several ministries and departments to achieve this, yet people are bitter, angry with hate speeches which lead to crisis, war and even terrorism.”
“The choice of Mrs Ogechi Ololo, a Masters Degree Holder in Computer Science, USA who has been the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor on Domestic Matters and Food Security can be described as a round peg in a round hole.”
“Before her appointment as the supervisory commissioner, she was charged with the responsibility of liaising with the Federal Government on N-Power Project, CBN Anchor project and BOI, Empowerment Projects.”