The newly sworn-in Imo State Commissioner for Happiness, Ogechi Ololo, has defended portfolio after Nigerians attacked the office and governor, Rochas Okorocha for allocating unnecessary office to the younger sister, describing it as nepotism.
Mrs. Ogechi, who opened a new twitter account, barely 24 hours after swearing in, to respond to critics on handle @MrsOgechiOlolo, explained the importance of the commission.
Mrs. Ololo, Gov Rochas Okorocha‘s sister, was among the 28 commissioners sworn in on Monday, Imo State, to occupy ‘Commissioner for Happiness and Couple’s Fulfillment’.
In her words: “Let me educate Nigerians on this, for those lacking knowledge, United Arab Emirates has ministers of happiness and they are ahead of us.
“I am truly surprised by the outbursts of young Nigerians on his excellency; Dr. Rochas Okorocha. If you don’t understand something, keep quiet, read and research. Make good use of your senses.
The Commissioner said the mandate of her office includes ensuring citizens of Imo state remain happy despite the economic meltdown and Biafran fiasco.
Others include ensuring couples in Imo state have a reduced divorce rate and better-fulfilled marriages and cater to welfare for the average Imo indigene.
In a time where couple divorce is at an all-time high, I will use my good office to ensure couples in Imo will be fulfilled and serve as an example to the world. She added.
In another part, the Commissioner granted BBC Africa interview on aforesaid controversy.