'Happiness, Couple Fulfillment Ministry' was a typographical error - Okorocha

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After receiving a backlash from Nigerians for erecting statues of Liberian president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and South African president, Jacob Zuma, who is now facing corruption charges, Okorocha has once more become the focus of Nigerians by appointing his sister, Mrs. Ogechi Ololo as Commissioner For Happiness and Couples Fulfilment.

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

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.

While she did not say exactly how the ministry will solve provide these, she did say that is what the policy of happiness means.

The Governor lamented that happiness which is a "vital element of our social lives has not been properly addressed".

A state in Nigeria has appointed a "happiness minister".

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"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". He noted that "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 governor advised the appointees to work as if they have only a few weeks to deliver and leave their marks in their areas of work.

"People are happy where they can relax and admire a attractive environment". There is complete talent abuse as people no longer engage in life activities suitable to their talents.

In a statement however by the Imo state government, Okorocha claimed that the intended name is "ministry of happiness and goal fulfillment", not couple's fulfillment.

Also sworn in are: Emma Buka Iwuanyanwu (Science and Technology and Vocational Education), Dr. Angela Uwakwem (Health), Lady Joy Mbawuike (Informal Sector and Market Development), Chief Tony Umezuruike (Housing), Prince Chidi Nwaturuocha (Public Safety), Dr. Ernest Nwigbo (Inter-Government Affairs and Donor Agencies), Duru Okechukwu (CGC and Traditional Affairs), Emeka Benjamin (Special Duties).