The Nigerian state of Imo has appointed a minister or commissioner for happiness with the commissioner also taking charge of couples’ fulfillment duties.
The governor for the state, Rochas Okorocha who created the new role also appointed his sister, Ogechi Ololo to occupy the position.
The post was unveiled at the swearing in of 27 other new commissioners for the Imo State.
Mr Okorocha during the swearing in asked all his commissioners to take their new roles seriously to help the regional authorities achieve their “vision”.
Daily Post quoted him as saying that he “shall not tolerate any sharp practice or corruption of any type. Neither shall we accept indolence or laziness.”
There have been reaction to this latest appointment from Nigerians with some mocking the decision.
Do you need a commissioning for your Happiness and Fulfilment?
Then, go to IMO state.
Rochas Okorocha and his sister is waiting for you.
— AY Nigeria?? (@oapaynigeria) December 5, 2017
The “singles of Imo” feel marginalized over your appointment of a Commissioner for “Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment.
Singles also want to be Happy and experience fulfillment.
Please appoint asap, a deputy, on Singles’ Fulfillment.
— Deji Idowu | ?? (@ayodygeeidowu) December 5, 2017
The Imo state governor recently took a controversial decision to unveiled a statue of South African President Jacob Zuma.