Amid widespread condemnation, the Imo State Government has continued to provide reasons for the establishment of the Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment, saying its achievements will shock critics.
Background: The governor of Imo, Rochas Okorocha swore in 28 new commissioners including his sister as the Commissioner for Happiness and Couples Fulfilment.
The idea did not go down well with Nigerians but, the governor announced later that the name was misprinted and he changed it to Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment.
The new Commissioner, Mrs Ogechi Ololo also explained the idea behind creating such a surprising Ministry, saying the People of Imo are happy about it.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sam Onwuemeodo in a statement issued on Thursday, said critics will not only be shocked but will also regret to have drawn the curtain for the new Ministry even before it takes off.
According to him, the new Ministry is not an “accidental discharge but a well-thought-out idea that will benefit Imo people in particular and all men and women of goodwill in general.”
Mr Onwuemeodo said when the new ministry begins to bear the expected fruits, the accolades will envelop the early criticisms.
“Ideas are like bullets. They pierce greatly. And Rochas Okorocha is a man of tremendous ideas who thinks about the present and the generations yet unborn. He does not misfire on any issue, the attendant criticisms notwithstanding.
“We accept all the criticisms in good faith and commend the critics. That is what makes the society dynamic and our democracy juicy,” the Chief Press Secretary said.