This squarely goes under WTF news. No other place to file it. We, as Nigerians, are pioneers of ridiculousness. But 2017 has seen us totally shatter the glass ceiling of appropriateness and we're just really stretching the limits of human stupidity. Even then, it's totally unsurprising.
Raise your hands if nothing in Nigeria can shock you
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has appointed his younger sister, Ogechi Ololo, as the Commissioner for Happiness and Couples' Fulfilment. She was among 27 new commissioners and 27 transition committee chairmen for the 27 local government councils in the state sworn in by the governor on Monday, December 4.
He swore in 27 new commissioners??? Why? Because they were not wasting Imo state funds enough on erecting needless statues? Also what the hell is a Commissioner for Happiness and Couples Fulfilment supposed to do? That's me focusing on the Happiness part, because the Couples Fulfilment parts brings some dark thoughts with it. But knowing this country, that's the least of our problems. It's probably going to be government officials enforcing patriarchal and harmful stereotypes on the married women in the state. Why????
Before her new appointment, she served as the governor’s deputy chief of staff and special adviser on domestic matters. She was also the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate into the House of Representatives for the Owerri federal constituency seat in 2015 and has served in various capacities since Okorocha became the state governor in 2011. Can I hear you say nepotism?
But don't worry, the governor already urged the new appointees to prove their worth in the service of Imo state and her people. He then went on to assure the people that his administration’s achievements surpass those of all the previous administrations in the state, both civilian and military put together.
Because nothing says reassuring like spending N520 million on statues and appointing 27
useless people to spend state funds. 🙃