Following the criticisms and outrage that greeted his appointment of his biological sister as Commissioner for Happiness, Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has attempted an explanation to why he created the Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment.
Okorocha acknowledged on Tuesday, that he observed the people of the state, were embittered, he created the Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment, to achieve happiness for them.
This was contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, made available to newsmen in Owerri.
“The real essence of life is to be happy and to fulfill one’s purpose in life. Government officials are elected to address this.This is the very reason people elect their leaders to guarantee their happiness and purpose fulfillment.”
The governor went further to say: “There is no activity of mankind that is not geared towards providing happiness.
“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.
“In today’s world, especially in our country, millions of people are not fulfilling their purpose in life because of lack of mentorship and guidance. There is complete talent abuse as people no longer engage in life activities suitable to their talents.
“Sometimes in university environments, students are meant to study courses they ordinarily would like to do.
“This has given rise to why we have people who are favored, do work against their natural will just to survive.
“Happiness and Purpose Ministry therefore, is established for the lost time to correct the policy framework to guide Ministries and Department son what they must do to guarantee the citizens happiness and contribute better to the society.”