Senator Rochas Okorocha of Imo West has said the raising level of suicide and rape in Nigeria can be handled with the creation of the Ministry of Happiness.
The former Imo governor noted this on Tuesday while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by Senator Theodore Orji of Abia Central.
Concise News understands that Orji’s motion was on the “rising incidence of suicides amongst Nigerians.”
While contributing to the motion, Okorocha said many people do not know how to express themselves or share their feelings and thus take their lives.
“Mr senate president, may I suggest that whether it’s the issue of rape, suicide, let us create a department to address these issues,” he said.
“Ministry of health is not up to that, Police is not equipped for that, ministry of information is not equipped for that, we must have a department where people can go and express themselves – that ministry must be a ministry or department of happiness.
“All our prayers appear to me as though we are embarking on academic exercise that might not reflect any practical reality.
“A step should be further taken to find out why these people are not happy to the extent that they will take their life.”