Wednesday, 6 December 2017

IMSU Lecturer Defends Okorocha's Ministry of Happiness

A lecturer of Psychology at the Imo State University, Dr Ethelbert Njoku has come out to support the humorous decision of the Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, to create the Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment.

According to the Behavioural Expert, it is socially correct and a wonderful gift to Imo people to have such a Ministry.

The lecturer who incidentally bears the same name as the Governor encouraged Imolites to support the lofty ideas of the Governor.
Below is the article by the lecturer as posted on his Facebook page.

For some days now,the social media sites have been agog with name calling on our Governor, OWELLE Rochas Okorocha for the creation of Ministry of Happiness in IMO State and the appointment of a Commissioner.

Whereas, I may not cast aspersions on the agitators, but as a concerned citizen,advocate and scholar in Positive Psychology and Happiness,the creation of the Ministry of Happiness is the best gift from the government to the people now.

Happiness is life experience marked by preponderance of positive emotions.

 The ministry is very important and will focus on issues relating to relationships ,acts of kindness for human capital development, exercise and physical wellbeing, goal setting and accomplishment, positive mindset development for entrepreneurship, social skills development for human survival,value orientation and attitudinal change among others.

These are capitals great nations have developed among their citizens that form the structure for socio political development.

Such ministry is very important now in Nigeria. Cases of suicide,depression,frustration and kidnapping, anger and many social vices will reduce.

The governor should be applauded for remembering issues of human wellbeing, happiness and satisfaction that are usually relegated in Nigeria.

I totally endorse the creation of the Ministry and scholars and advocates of positive wellbeing are happy too. The ministry is an answer to United Nations call on governments to think more of citizens wellbeing and happiness.

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