The words 'Ministry of Happiness and Couples' Fulfilment' have left many Nigerians confused, as much as it has also drawn concerns since that ministry became popular after the swearing-in of some commissioners in Imo State.
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state on Wednesday renamed the Ministry of Happiness and Couples' Fulfillment.
It was renamed Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment.
The renaming is coming two days after the governor announced the appointment of his sister, Ogechi Ololo, as the ministry’s Commissioner.
However, the governor, in a statement on Wednesday, noted that there was a typo in the naming of the new ministry.
"There was a typographic error in the first statement issued on the swearing in of the new commissioners,” the statement read.
"The word "Couple" was inadvertently written, instead of the word "Purpose", we regret that.”
It added that the "real essence of life is to be happy and to fulfill one's purpose in life and government officials are elected to address this.
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“Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment Ministry therefore, is established for the lost time to correct the policy framework to guide ministries and departments on what they must do to guarantee the citizens' happiness and contribute better to the society.
"This is the very reason people elect their leaders: to guarantee their happiness and purpose fulfilment. A great leader therefore, is one who provides happiness to the people," the statement added.