The Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has made another puzzling political move.
Nigeria politics swings from a tragedy to a comedy with an ease and an arrogance that is baffling.
On Monday, December 4, 2017, the Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha appointed a commissioner for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment.
Yes, you are reading this right. In this South-Eastern state is a government official in charge of Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment. Trust Twitter to have a field day with this. The bants and memes were numerous.
Oh, the joke hasn't stopped. This one of those special jokes that has many punchlines. Guess who is the commissioner for this ludicrous ministry? No one else but his sister, Ogechi Ololo. A classic case of nepotism, won't you say.
The Governor has defended himself by saying "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...Happiness and Purpose 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." Well, you cannot deny that Rochas Okorocha has an imaginative mind. You have to give him that.
We can't help but wonder what is going on in Imo state. This is the same governor who dedicated time, effort and money into building statues for African political figures.
Governor Okorocha takes an L this week for creating a ministry that would end up doing nothing and be a waste of resources as well as further entrenching the culture of nepotism in Nigerian politics.
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