Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn in his sister and 28 others as commissioners.

The swearing-in of the commissioners took place on Monday.

One of the Commissioners, Mrs Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha), was made the Commissioner for Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment, a new portfolio added to the Governor’s cabinet.

Mrs Ololo has served in Okorocha’s government since 2011, but the current portfolio is the highest position she has occupied since then.


Two earlier positions are the Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Domestic Matters.

She was the All Progressives Congress’ candidate into the House of Representatives for the Owerri Federal Constituency seat in 2015.

Another 27 Transition Committee Chairmen for the 27 local government councils in the state were also sworn-in at the Imo International Convention Centre, Owerri, the capital city along with the commissioners.

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After their swearing-in the Governor told the appointees that his administration would not accept indolence or laziness.

“You have been called to duty to help us to achieve our vision in the Rescue Mission Project,” he said, informing them that his administration had made more impact than all the previous administrations in Imo State.

Governor Okorocha has been criticised lately for erecting the statues of the President of South Africa and that of Liberia.