Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has appointed his biological sister, Mrs. Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha) as Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment.
This was revealed during the swearing in of 28 new Commissioners and 27 Transition Committee Chairmen for the 27 Local Government Councils on Monday, 4th December, 2017 at the Imo International Convention Centre, Owerri, Imo State.
Thus, the newly sworn in Commissioners and their portfolios include: Prof. Nnamdi Obiaraeri (Information); Lady Ugochi Nnana-Okoro (Agric and Food Security); Gertrude Oduka (Primary and Secondary Education); Dr. Jones Uzoka (Niger Delta Affairs); Uchendu Mark (Public Utilities); and Gerald Okolie (Rural Development).
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).
For those who don’t know, Mrs. Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha) was the All Progressives Congress’ candidate for House of Representatives, Owerri Federal Constituency in 2015. She has served in various capacities since her brother; Gov. Okorocha became the governor of Imo State. Before her new appointment, she was Okorocha’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Domestic Matters.
However, Governor Rochas Okorocha during the swearing in said: “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.”