Okorocha Prompts FG To Create ‘Ministry Of Happiness’


Senator Rochas Okorocha proffered a rather bizarre solution to the rising cases of suicide among young Nigerians.

According to the lawmaker representing Imo West senatorial district, the suicides were as a result of unhappiness in the polity.

As a result, the former Imo governor advised the FG to create a government Department or Ministry of Happiness to address the problem.

Okorocha was speaking while contributing to a motion sponsored by Senator Theodore Orji (PDP-Abia) and 15 others on the rising incidence of suicides among Nigerians.

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Orji, while making his presentation noted with grave concern, the rising cases of suicide, particularly among young Nigerians.

He said suicide could be prevented particularly when family, friends and close relatives of the person contemplating suicide provided support, either by way of encouragement, listening to them or removing means of committing suicide such as dangerous drugs and chemicals, especially sniper.

He likewise said that it is troubling that the number of Nigerians ending their lives had expected a terrifying measurement, saying that administration, religious foundations and other applicable corporate bodies have not tended to the revolting circumstance in the nation.


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