Tuesday, December 5, 2017 7:57 am
Residents and indigenes of Imo who have been grumpy over Rochas Okorocha’s fascination with statues may now have something to be cheerful about: their Governor has broken new ground with the appointment of the first commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment in Nigeria.
The new commissioner, Mrs. Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha) is among the 28 new commissioners and 27 Transition Committee Chairmen for the 27 local government councils in the state sworn in by Governor Okorocha on Monday.
The commissioner who is the Governor’s biological sister had, before her new appointment, served as her brother’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Domestic Matters.
Punch reports that Ololo, who is married to Chuks, an engineer, was the All Progressives Congress’ candidate into the House of Representatives for the Owerri Federal Constituency seat in 2015 and she has served in various capacities since Okorocha became the state governor in 2011.
Other commissioners sworn in and their portfolios are: Prof. Nnamdi Obiaraeri (Information); Lady Ugochi Nnana-Okoro (Agric and Food Security); Gertrude Oduka (Primary and Secondary Education); Dr. Jones Uzoka (Niger Delta Affairs); Uchendu Mark (Public Utilities); and Gerald Okolie (Rural Development).
Others are Dr. Cyril Okafor (Tourism); Emmanuel Ojinere (Trade and Investment); Chief Lasbery Anyanwu (Transport); Onwueyiagwu Valentine (Youth Development); Mrs. Ngozi Njoku (Gender and Social Development); Chief Josephine Udoji (Works); Achilike Nwawuike (Internal Resources and Pension Matters); Prof. Emenalo Chizoba (Tertiary Education); Nwamerenini Chukwuka (Labour); and Dr. Iyke Njoku (Planning, Budget and Statistics).