Rochas Okorocha has explained why the ministry for happiness was created and added that the ministry was initially named the Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment but due to a typographical error, the ‘purpose’ changed to ‘couple’
The governor of Imo state said this in a statement signed by the governor’s chief press secretary Mr Sam Onwuemeodo on Wednesday, December 6.
Explaining the importance of the ministry, the statement said the Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment Ministry was 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.
It said: “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.”