The Imo state government said the new ministry has been created to develop policies and programmes and formulate guidelines for Government and its agencies towards conscious promotion of happiness in Imo State.
This followed the announcement of the creation of the “Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment” by the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, which has since been gathering dust among Nigerians.
In a statement signed by the state commissioner for Information, Prof Obiaraeri N.O. on Tuesday, the new is to be ably supervised by the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor on Domestic Matters and Food Security, Hon Mrs Ogechi Ololo.
According to the commissioner, the ministry is new, novel and in the overriding public interest for the attainment of the happiness of all Imo people.
The statement read in part: “There should be no shame or reproach in the idea that Imo State Government is blazing the trail in ceaseless promotion of the well being and happiness of the generality of Ndi Imo as that is the primary purpose of the Imo Rescue Mission Government.
“It must be noted that the Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment was created in line with the power of the Governor to create any Ministry or Ministries and or assign portfolios and responsibilities as clearly captured in section 192 (2) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
“It is public knowledge that, in realisation of the mantra of the Rescue Mission Government that Imo Must Be Better, the Imo State Government has done sundry and uncountable positive things to deliver tangible and intangible dividends of democracy to the good people Imo people.
“Imo State Government is aware that security and welfare of the people is clearly the primary purpose of government as recognised in section 142 (2)(b) of the selfsame 1999 Constitution and will therefore spare no effort in bringing this to fruition,” the statement noted.