87 Percent Of Nigerians Not Happy – Okorocha


BY RAPHAEL ONYEKACHUKWU, OWERRI –Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said that 89 percent of Nigerians are not happy in the real sense of the word happiness, adding that the vital aspect of human existence which is happiness must be addressed.

This is just as he said that in the real sense of the word ‘happy’ only about four per cent can be said to fall within the line, while seven per cent might claim to be happy.

Governor Okorocha, who recently created Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment that generated a healthy debate, stated these when officers of the Nigeria Air Force led by the Air Officer Commanding Ground Training Command, AVM Sampson Akpasa paid him a visit at the Government House.

He further said that agitations, insurgence, hate-speeches and so on, come up when people are not happy, adding that the whole essence of life is to be happy.

A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo quoted Governor Okorocha as having commended the Nigerian Air Force for the good job they are doing in the country especially the counter insurgency war,

According to him, “What is happening in Numan and all the efforts they are making to restore peace in that area. I’m particularly proud of the Nigerian Air Force. I also want to thank you for your efforts in bringing Regiment 211 to Imo State. In appreciation, we have donated a 200–bed hospital to the Nigerian Air Force. This morning I spoke to the Chief of Air Force about our intention to also donate to them the School for training of electricians and artisan school of the Air Force. You are doing a wonderful job.

“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 that we also should go deep down to find the root cause of this agitation.

“For this reason, I will advise that the Air Force, 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 that they are happy when they are not and this sabotages the efforts of the Federal Government. 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.

“Mentorship is another aspect which can make people achieve their purpose in life. If people are happy, there will be less agitation. The amount of money we spend on aircraft and in the purchase of arms would have reduced by 50%. This could also bring to an end, issues of restructuring, Niger Delta and all other forms of agitations.

“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 Air force to emulate what we are doing in Imo State to let everyone have a sense of belonging”, he stated.

Earlier, Air Vice Marshal Akpasa Sampson, said they brought good tidings from the Federal Government to the Governor and good people of Imo State and commended the governor for the tremendous transformation his administration has recorded in the State.

He said they had come on familiarization tour of the constituent security outfits established through an instrument on the 3rd of July, 2017, adding that Enugu was carved out of other commands due to Clumsy administration, and that their new training ground has helped handle insurgency in the North-east.

He asked for collaboration and synergy which are key in all security challenges and craved for more co-operations in Imo and other South-east states through their Command in Enugu, adding that the Command needs every form of support to blossom into maturity and global excellence.

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