- Imo state governor said 89% of Nigerians are unhappy
- The governor said only 4% are truly happy while 7% pretend to be happy
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has claimed that 89% of Nigerians are unhappy “in the real sense of the word happiness” while only 4% are happy.
The governor claimed that about 7% of Nigerians might claim or pretend to be happy.
The Nation added that the governor said that the vital aspect of human existence, which is happiness, must be addressed.
Governor Okorocha made this known over the weekend when Airmen, led by the Air Officer Commanding Ground Training Command, AVM Sampson Akpasa, visited him at the Government House in Owerri.
Recall that the governor recently created the Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment and appointed his sister, Mrs Ogechi Ololo as the commissioner.
The governor, while speaking over the weekend said: “I thank you for your efforts in bringing Regiment 211 to Imo State. In appreciation, we have donated a 200-bed hospital to the force. This morning I spoke to the Chief of Air Force, about our intention to also donate the school to train electricians and artisans; you are doing a wonderful job.
“But if you can observe recently, the level of crisis and agitations are on the increase. While we fight insurgence, I would want to advise that we also should go deep down to find the root cause of this agitation.
“Agitation comes up when people are not happy, and the whole essence of life is to be happy. For this reason, I will advice that the Air Force too, just like I did recently, which most people didn’t understand, should create a department for Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment. This will help to address the need of even junior officers, who may have some forms of dissatisfaction in the discharge of their duties. Sometimes, you may think they are happy when they are not, and this sabotages the efforts of the federal government.
“Mentorship is another aspect which can help people achieve their purpose in life. If people are happy, there will be less agitation. The amount of money we spend on aircrafts and in the purchase of arms would have reduced by 50 per cent. This could also end issues of restructuring, Niger Delta and all other forms of agitations…”
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Okorocha stated that Ikedi Ohakim, the former governor of the state, and Emeka Ihedioha, ex-deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, did not possess what it takes to compete with him as regarding the task of governance.
The governor’s statement was in response to the criticisms he received from Ohakim and Ihedioha, over the recent controversial appointment of his younger sister as commissioner for happiness and purpose fulfillment.
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