Nigerian Twitter Thrashes Okorocha For Appointing Sister Commissioner For Happiness

Gov. Okorocha Appoints His Sister As

#NEPOTISM: Okorocha damns critics again, swears in sister as Happiness Commissioner

The governor of Nigeria's south-eastern Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has caused controversy with the appointment of his sister to the post of commissioner for happiness.

"Happiness can mean anything to anybody, for some people happiness means having food on their table, some it's about schools, some it's about the roads for some it's about security", she said.

The statement by Onwuemeodo said: "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 objective in the state.

"The real essence of life is to be happy and to fulfil one's objective in life; Government officials are elected to address this".

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She believes that the people of Imo State are "very very happy" about it, she said, adding that there are so many people who need help.

Governor Rochas Okorocha swore in 28 commissioners into office on Monday, including Ololo who incidentally is his biological sister.

The statement issued by his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha also justified the essence of the new ministry, its goal and the choice of his sister to head it.

She was the All Progressives Congress' candidate into the House of Representatives for the Owerri Federal Constituency seat in 2015 and had served in various capacities since the emergence of her brother as Imo State governor in 2011.

Before her appointment as commissioner, she served as the deputy chief of staff, domestic and internal affairs, in the government.

The Ministry of Education was also split into three ministries: Primary and Secondary, Tertiary Non-Formal Education, ICT, Science and Technology.

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