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Okorocha renames ministry of happiness, blames printer’s devil



Governor Rochas Okorocha’s administration has blamed the printer’s devil, for the wrong christening of the Ministry of Happiness.

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo said on Wednesday that a typographic error led to the naming of the Ministry as the Ministry of Happiness and Couples Fulfillment.

“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.

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 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 fulfillment.”

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.

Whether it is Ministry of Happiness and Couples or Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment; it is all about using semantics to justify prebendalism and cronyism as instituted in the government of Imo state by Governor Okorocha and his allies.

It is morally and constitutionally wrong for Okorocha to continue to bastardise governance in the state by making it a family affair. If one may ask; of what importance is Ministry of Happiness in a state where government is owing workers’ salaries for months, and the same government spent billions of Naira in erecting statues and organising birthday jamborees?

Okorocha has failed to show and provide leadership for the people of his state. His, is not a good example of a people’s leader.

It is time the APC-led government calls Okorocha to order. Weep not for Imo people, because the obvious signs of Okorocha’s inadequacies were there in 2015 when they re-elected him for a second term. Nigerians won’t be surprised if Okorocha succeeds in making his son-in-law and Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu his successor in 2019.

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