Okorocha Appoints Sister Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfilment
In yet another strange move that is already drawing condemnation, the governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha named his sister, the Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfilment as he swore in 28 new commissioners and 27 Transition Committee Chairmen for the 27 local government councils in the state.
Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha), the governor’s sister 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.
Before her new appointment, she was the governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Domestic Matters.
The governor recently attracted widespread condemnation for his decision to erect in the state, statues of some African leaders — including that of South African president Jacob Zuma, who is facing corruption charges in his home country.
Swearing in the new commissioners and the Transition Committee Chairmen on Monday at the Imo International Convention Centre, Owerri, the governor charged the appointees to leave their marks in their respective ministries and local governments.
“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.”
He reiterated that what his administration had achieved so far had exceeded all that the previous administrations in the state – both civilian and military put together, had achieved, the Punch reports.
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).
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