Amid the reactions of Nigerians to the appointment of Mrs. Ogechi Ololo as the Commissioner for Happiness and Couple Fulfillment by his Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, the Governor has changed the name of the ministry.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo said a typographic error led to the naming of the Ministry as the Ministry of Happiness and Couples fulfilment. It is now called Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment.
“There was a typographic error in the first statement issued on the swearing in of the new commissioners.
The word “Couple” was in advertently written, instead of the word “Purpose,” we regret that.
The statement went on to justify the essence of the new Ministry and its purpose in the state.
“The real essence of life is to be happy and to fulfill one’s purpose in life; Government officials are elected to address this.
Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment 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 fulfillment.
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 release read.
The statement further described the choice of Okorocha’s sister, Mrs Ogechi Ololo as the Supervisory Commissioner in charge of the ministry as a wise choice considering her experience in administration.
“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.