Nigerian governor appoints sister as Commissioner for Happiness

Nigeria’s Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha has caused more controversy with the appointment of a commissioner for happiness and couples’ fulfillment.

Nigeria's Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha has caused more controversy with the appointment of a commissioner for happiness and couples' fulfillment.
 
Aside from the unusual position, Okorocha caused even more controversy with the person he appointed – his sister, Ogechi Ololo.
 
The announcement has caused a bit of a stir on social media, with single people in Imo state taking to Twitter to say that they feel marginalised.
 
"Your Excellency, Gov. Rochas.
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.
Thank you," (sic) one user wrote.
 
A spokesperson for the governor issued a statement defending the appointment, saying there was nothing unusual about it as the governor wanted to ensure that the people in his state were happy.
 
Okorocha is no stranger to controversy.
 
During his term he has spent more than $1-million (around R13-million) of public funds on statues of African leaders. He also had one of President Jacob Zuma commissioned, which was unveiled recently.
 
He has come in for additional criticism for spending vast sums of a Christmas tree, believed to be one of the largest in the world.

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