Not Everyone Is Happy About This New ‘Happiness Minister’ In Imo State


LAGOS DECEMBER 8TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The pursuit of happiness just became one step easier for citizens of Imo State in southeast Nigeria.
Thanks to their governor, they now have a dedicated official to oversee their “happiness and purpose fulfillment.”
Governor Rochas Okorocha named the official, who just happens to be his sister, during a swearing in ceremony on Monday.
Ogechi Ololo was initially named ‘Commissioner of Happiness and Couples Fulfillment,” much to the delight of social media users who wondered exactly what the function of this new role would be.
What does the Commissioner for Happiness and Couple’s fulfilment do?
A day later, the governor’s office issued a correction to say that the correct title would be “Supervisory Commissioner for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment”.
Media officer for the state, Chuks Nwokeji, said: “Unfortunately, her portfolio was erroneously published as ‘Commissioner of Happiness and Couples Fulfillment’ in various media as a result of lacuna of information.”
“Mischief makers and others without sound moral upbringing capitalized on it to do what they know how to do best,” he added.
Full details on what she will do in the role have yet to emerge but another aide issued a statement that the ministry will “guide ministries and departments on what they must do to guarantee the citizens’ happiness and contribute better to the society.”
The appointment itself has been met with ridicule on social media sites as Nigerians weighed in on what the role actually means and the ethics of the Governor appointing his own sister to the role.
Rochas Okorocha appoints sister a Commissioner Of Happiness and Couples Fulfillment
You cannot out-ridiculous this ridiculousness
of how to make his brother “commissioner for long life and prosperity” after declaring his sister commissioner for happiness
However, Imo State press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, defended her appointment in a statement: “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.”
Okorocha is known for his grand gestures; recently unveiling a series of statues honoring world leaders including Africa’s first female President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and South Africa President Jacob Zuma.
From reducing working days to 3 to erecting a billboard of him shaking Obama to using 800m to build a Christmas tree, to the escapade of arranging birthday cakes from all LGAs in Imo state to erecting statues & now appointing Commissioner of Happiness, Rochas Okorocha is Special.
Local media reports that the state owes thousands of naira to pensioners and civil servants in the state, but Okorocha has dismissed the allegations.
According to BudgiT, a civic advocacy organization in Nigeria, Imo state owed external sources $60.2 million in 2016.
Rochas Okorocha, a man who has spent more money on statues than he has on living human beings has now appointed his biological sister as “Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment”. What sin did Imo people commit to deserve this embarrassment as their Governor?
Earlier this year, Okorocha proposed a budget of N131 billion (equivalent to $360 million) for Imo State, with more than 77 percent of its budget sourced from federal allocations, BudgIT said.
May I live in an era when ROCHAS OKOROCHA will trend on Twiter for POSITIVE NEWS; for attracting FDI to Imo, for building a network of quality roads, especially in rural areas, for never owing salaries/pensions, for addressing Dilapidated public schools, for fixing healthcare…
Okorocha is not the first official to appoint a ‘Happiness Minister’. In February 2016, the United
for the Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness.
Rochas Okorocha be like, these people don’t want statues, they still don’t want happiness, what exactly do they want?

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