In a statement on Thursday by Sam Onwuemeodo, the Imo State Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Governor Rochas Okorocha, replied critics over the newly- created Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment, saying that the ministry was a laudable initiative and predicted that critics will regret downplaying the essence.
The statement read; “At the end of the day, the achievements of the new Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment will be so amazing that the critics of the initiative, will not only be shocked but will also regret to have drawn the curtain for the new Ministry even before it takes off.” Governor Rochas said the accolades he envisaged will overwhelm the early criticisms when the ministry takes full effect.
“We accept all the criticisms in good faith and commend the critics. That is what makes the society dynamic and our democracy juicy. The truth is that, the new Ministry is not an accidental discharge but a well-thought out idea that will benefit Imo people in particular and all men and women of goodwill in general. We only ask the critics to give us time,” the governor said. The governor cited the statue he recently erected in honour of South African President, Jacob Zuma as the basis for the widespread criticism. “Some people have also talked about Jacob Zuma’s statue as a referenced case.
The criticisms that greeted Zuma’s statue were all anchored on the corruption allegations against the South African President. Yet, the fact remains that the man is still the President of that country. He has neither been sentenced to imprisonment nor impeached as president following these corruption claims.”