The Commissioner for Happiness and Couples' fulfilment is the brainchild of Rochas Okorocha, the governor of the south-eastern state of Imo.
The statement further described the choice of Okorocha's sister, Ogechi Ololo, as the Supervisory Commissioner in charge of the ministry, as a wise choice considering her experience in administration.
Ogechi Ololo Commissioner for Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment Imo State
Ololo, who lambasted the critics of her appointment on Twitter handle at @MrsOgechiOlolo, also listed the mandate of her office to include ensuring citizens of Imo State remain happy despite the economic meltdown and Biafran fiasco.
Before her recent appointment, she served in the capacity of Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Domestic Matters in his administration.
However, the governor, in a press release on Wednesday, noted that there was a typo in the naming of the new ministry.More news: Reggie Yates quits Top of the Pops over his Jewish podcast slur
"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.
Okorocha said: "You are the privileged group that has the opportunity to make names for yourselves and put your signatures in the sands of time". I want to remind all of you that this appointment is not business as usual. You have been called to duty to help us achieve our vision in the Rescue Mission Project.
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The development was greeted by sharp criticism from Nigerians at home and overseas.
Others are: Mrs. Ngozi Njoku (Gender and Social Development), Mrs Josephine Udoji (Works), Achilike Nwawuike (Internal Resources and Pension Matters), Prof. Emenalo Chizoba (Tertiary Education); Nwamerenini Chukwuka (Labour); and Dr. Iyke Njoku (Planning, Budget and Statistics).More news: Rep. Al Green to Force Trump Impeachment Vote on Wednesday
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