‘There was a typographic error’ | Okorocha renames Ministry of Happiness

The administration of Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha has said there was a printer error in the portfolio of the Commissioner for Happiness.


Okorocha had sworn in his sister, Ogechi Ololo as “Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfilment”amidst outrage by Nigerians.

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However, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sam Onwuemeodo said a typographic error led to the wrong naming of her ministry.

He said the correct name was Ministry of Happiness and Purpose 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,” he said.

The statement added that 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,” the release read.

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