The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that he inherited systematic corruption from the Supreme Court sacked Governor of the State, Emeka Ihedioha, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,
Governor Uzodinma, who spoke at the ceremony marking Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, in Owerri, the State capital, said that he equally inherited payroll fraud from former Governor Ihedioha.
However, Governor Uzodinma pointed out that despite the challenges, he has made tremendous headways since he became the Governor of the State, by the Supreme Court, in January.
His words: “Coming into Office barely 9 months ago, we encountered a microcosm of systemic corruption and disruption in the public sector. We met monumental payroll fraud in the system; we met a disoriented and disarticulated civil service, and a very sorry state of infrastructural provisions.
“Corrosive corruption in all facets of society makes governance more herculean. A horrendous civil war and serial Military rule in the short span of 60 years, has not helped matters either.”
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