Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who recently created a Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment in the state, has said majority of Nigerians are not happy.
Okorocha, made the claims at the weekend, when officers of the Nigeria Airforce, visited him at the Government House.
He said: “One thing is certain, if you can observe, recently, the level of crisis and agitations are on the increase in the nooks and crannies of the society. While we fight insurgence, I would want to advise we also go deep down to find the root cause of the agitation.
Agitation comes up when people are not happy, and the whole essence of life is to be happy. For this reason, I advice that the Airforce, too, just like what I have done recently, which most people didn’t understand, should create a department for happiness and purpose fulfilment.
This will help to address the need of even junior officers, who may have some forms of dissatisfaction in the discharge of their duties. Sometimes, you may think they are happy when they are not, and this sabotages the efforts of the FG.
This is what has given rise to hate-speeches and people becoming indolent and not wanting to contribute positively to the development of their country. .
So, you will notice that about 89% of Nigerians are not happy, 7% claim to be happy and about 4% are really happy to some extent. So, this vital aspect of human existence, which is happiness, must be addressed.
In Imo State, we have decided to take the bull by the horn by introducing that very important Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment.
We are starting with children in secondary schools, in order to catch them young and guide them to what they wish to be in life. So, I urge the Airforce to emulate what we are doing in Imo State, to let everyone have a sense of belonging.”