Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn in 28 new commissioners and 27 Transition Committee Chairmen for the 27 local government councils in the state.
One of the commissioners sworn in by the governor is his biological sister, Mrs. Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha). She is now the state’s Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment.
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.
She had, before her new appointment, served as her brother’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Domestic Matters.
Swearing in the new commissioners and the Transition Committee Chairmen on Monday at the Imo International Convention Centre, Owerri, the governor charged them to leave their marks in their respective ministries and local governments.
Okorocha said, “You are the privileged group that has the opportunity to make names for yourselves. I want to remind all of you that this appointment is not business as usual. We shall not tolerate any sharp practice or corruption of any type. Neither shall we accept indolence or laziness. You have been called to duty to help us to achieve our vision in the Rescue Mission Project.
“At this moment, I charge you all to be good ambassadors of the Rescue Mission wherever you find yourselves. To the Transition Committee Chairmen, you must ensure that ongoing projects must be completed especially the schools, chapels etc.”
Following the swearing in of his sister as Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’s Fulfillment in the state, Nigerians have taken to social media to express widespread outrage.
See tweets below:
Rochas Okorocha appointed his Sister Ogechi as Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment!
I have never heard of such commissioner in my life. Have you?
This democracy is a FRAUD! pic.twitter.com/zLkAID3So1
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) 5 December 2017
What if Federal government told Rochas Okorocha to appoint his sister Mrs. Ogechi Ololo as the Commissioner for “Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment” so that we can forget about #EndSARS pic.twitter.com/Uw8uZAGmoU
— A B D U L-W A S I U (@uthman_waxcav) 5 December 2017
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State appoints his biological sister; Ogechi as Commissioner for Happiness and Couples Fulfillment….Imo people, how is your body? pic.twitter.com/cmLTMzOoCI
— Made In Ibadan (@UrbanCulture06) 5 December 2017
Rochas Okorocha be like, these people don’t want statues, they still don’t want happiness, what exactly do they want? pic.twitter.com/EuQA6S0KIW
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@Rouvafe) 5 December 2017
Rochas Okorocha of Imo State appoints Mrs. Ogechi Ololo as the Commissioner for “Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment”. If there was any doubt that Okorocha is a total misfit, he cleared it today.
— Nedu Ekeke #BBOG (@Nedunaija) 4 December 2017
From reducing working days to 3 to erecting a billboard of him shaking Obama to using 800m to build a Christmas tree, to the escapade of arranging birthday cakes from all LGAs in Imo state to erecting statues & now appointing Commissioner of Happiness
Rochas Okorocha is Special
— Oke Umurhohwo (@stalyf) 5 December 2017
Rochas Okorocha thinking of who to appoint as commissioner of misfortune and emotional development … pic.twitter.com/H8pQA689Hk
— Ms. Moyinoluwa G. (@moyeen_cc) 5 December 2017
To every unhappy Nigerian, don’t worry. Happiness beckons as Rochas Okorocha has announced that he will contest for President whenever President Buhari’s tenure of unhappiness ends.
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) 5 December 2017
I think Rochas Okorocha is now becoming the Donald Trump of Nigeria, cus he’s always making the news for annoying reasons. So he as the Imo Governor, appointed his biological sister, Ogechi as Commissioner for
Happiness and Couples Fulfillment. Is this even needed?
— GREAT GRACIOUS (@GreatGracious) 5 December 2017
Rochas Okorocha appoints sister a Commissioner Of Happiness and Couples Fulfillment
You cannot out-ridiculous this ridiculousness
— Imoh Umoren (@ImohUmoren) 5 December 2017
Rochas Okorocha appointed his Sister Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha) as Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment? Forget about the nepotism, that is now a regular in both Federal and State governments, but what is commissioner for happiness? Imo una Governor no well at all pic.twitter.com/p0dHmp9Kt7
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) 5 December 2017
Rochas Okorocha, a man who has spent more money on statues than he has on living human beings has now appointed his biological sister as “Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment”. What sin did Imo people commit to deserve this embarrassment as their Governor?
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) 5 December 2017
Somebody said Rochas Okorocha’s sister will now be arranging hook-ups with her new position ? pic.twitter.com/irUt0NoCkR
— KING ALI ? (@Ali_McHenri) 5 December 2017