Okorocha reacts to creation of Ministry of Happiness


"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".

The governor of Nigeria's south-eastern Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has caused controversy with the appointment of his sister to the post of commissioner for happiness.

Governor Rochas Okorocha swore in 28 commissioners into office on Monday, including Ololo who incidentally is his biological sister.

In an interview with BBC Africa Ololo said there is more to the Happiness Commission as it also in charge of "couples' fulfillment". "In a time were couple divorce is at an all-time high, I will use my good office to ensure couples in Imo will be fulfilled and serve as an example to the world". This is a new ministry and people don't understand, so they have the right to ask these questions.

"The choice of Mrs Ogechi Ololo, a Master's 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".

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The statement issued by his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha also justified the essence of the new ministry, its objective and the choice of his sister to head it.

"Keke has served us well in Imo state and I want to thank you all for serving us well but as Imo state is developing and getting better with good roads and a lot of infrastructural developments, Keke can no longer be the appropriate means of transport within the Owerri City, this is why we are moving from Keke to a full auto".

However, the Commissioner, meant to make people happy insulted the users physical appearance.

"That is a policy of happiness".

He said the correct name was Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment.