The governor lamented that most people just don't understand the importance of the department.
Last week, the governor's decision to name his sister, Ogechi Ololo, as the Commissioner for the Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment was heavily criticised by Nigerians on social media.
However, during a visit by Air Force personnel, led by the Air Officer Commanding Ground Training Command, Sampson Akpasa, in Owerri, the governor said that most people just don't understand the importance of the department.
According to him, the department would help the Air Force deal with agitations and address officers' dissatisfaction in the discharge of their duties.
He said, "Agitation comes up when people are not happy, and the whole essence of life is to be happy. For this reason, I will advise that the Air Force too, just like I did recently, which most people didn't understand, should create a department for Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment.
"This will help to address the need of even junior officers, who may have some forms of dissatisfaction in the discharge of their duties. Sometimes, you may think they are happy when they are not, and this sabotages the efforts of the Federal Government.
"If people are happy, there will be less agitation. The amount of money we spend on aircraft and in the purchase of arms would have reduced by 50 per cent. This could also end issues of restructuring, Niger Delta and all other forms of agitations."
The governor also disclosed that his administration has just donated a 200-bed hospital to the force in appreciation of establishing Regiment 211 to Imo State.
He further said plans are in place to also donate a school to train electricians and artisans.