Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has revealed that he inherited payroll fraud from the administration of former governor, Emeka Ihedioha.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Ihedioha was sacked by the Supreme Court and was replaced by Uzodinma.
Speaking at the ceremony marking Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary in Owerri, Uzodinma said that he equally inherited systematic corruption from Ihedioha.
He noted that he had made tremendous headway since he became governor despite the many challenges.
“Coming into office barely nine months ago, we encountered a microcosm of systemic corruption and disruption in the public sector,” Uzodinma said.
“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.”