Okorocha swears in sister as Happiness commissioner

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has sworn in his sister, Mrs. Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha) as the state’s Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment.

Ololo was among the 28 new commissioners and 27 Transition Committee Chairmen for the 27 local government councils sworn in by the governor.

Why it matters:

Okorocha recently came under fire for using taxpayers money to erect statues in the state while owing salaries.

The governor had invited President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma and his Liberian counterpart, Johnson Sirleaf, honouring the with statues, titles and street names.

What is happening:

Ololo is married to Chuks, an engineer,  who was the All Progressives Congress’ candidate into the House of Representatives for the Owerri Federal Constituency seat in 2015.

She had served as her brother’s Deputy Chief of Staff  and Special Adviser on Domestic Matters.

While swearing in the commissioners, Okorocha urged them to leave their marks in their respective ministries and local governments.

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. We shall not tolerate any sharp practice or corruption of any type. Neither shall we accept indolence or laziness. You have been called to duty to help us to achieve our vision in the Rescue Mission Project.

“At this moment, I charge you all to be good ambassadors of the Rescue Mission wherever you find yourselves. To the Transition Committee Chairmen, you must ensure that ongoing projects must be completed especially the schools, chapels etc.”

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