Декабря 13, 2017


Commissioner for happiness defends her office, tells critics to "keep quiet"

06 Декабря 2017, 07:26 | Elsie Buchanan

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

Gov. Okorocha Appoints His Sister As

Emenalo Chizoba (Tertiary Education), Nwamerenini Chukwuka (Labour), Dr. Iyke Njoku (Planning, Budget and Statistics), Emma Ibediro (Local Government), Obinna Mbata (Finance), Dr. Martin Ohiri (Sports) and Mgbeanulu Obinna (Environment and Natural Resources).

This is what Nigerians in the South-eastern state of Imo are grappling with after their, Governor Rochas Okorocha, appointed his sister, Ogechi Ololo, as the commissioner for happiness and couples' fulfilment.

However, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sam Onwuemeodo said a typographic error led to the wrong naming of her ministry. "That is the part of the Ministry of Happiness", Ololo said.

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

"The choice of Mrs Ogechi Ololo, a Master's 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".

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The state had banned the use of Keke Napep some months ago Imo state government has started enforcing the ban on tricycle riders, popularly known as Keke Napep in some designated areas in Owerri, the state capital.

Okorocha said, "You are the privileged group that has the opportunity to make names for yourselves". I want to remind all of you that this appointment is not business as usual. Neither shall we accept indolence or laziness. "To the Transition Committee Chairmen, you must ensure that ongoing projects must be completed especially the schools, chapels etc", the governor said.

Other commissioners sworn in and their portfolios are: Prof.

The development was greeted by sharp criticism from Nigerians at home and overseas.

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