Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state has been heavily criticised since the announcement of his sister, OgechiOlolo as commissioner of a new ministry, Ministry of Happiness and Couple’s Fulfilment.
Today however, Rochas through a statement released by his Chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo has said that there was a typographical error in the name of the ministry from the press release issued yesterday.
According to Sam the error was caused by the printer as the intended name is Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment not Happiness and Couple’s Fulfilment.
“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 read.
“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 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.”
Explaining his choice of his biological sister to head the new ministry, Okorocha said that Ololo’s master’s degree and previous position as Deputy Chief of Staff on Domestic Matters and Food Security has adequately prepared her for the new role.
“The choice of Mrs OgechiOlolo, 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.”