Hope Uzodimma, the governor of Imo State has claimed the state was in a grave when he assumed office in 2020.
Uzodimma, however, said he rescued the state from disrepair and exhumed it from the grave.
Speaking on Wednesday on Channels Television, he said “Given the situation in Imo State before 2020 when I became the governor and the situation of Imo State today, 2023, three years after, a lot of things are there for people to now know that there is a huge difference.
“When I came to Imo State, I met a moribund state, a state that was in distress. A state, I can even say, that was in the cemetery; I exhumed the body.
“Can you imagine a state where I came as the governor and everybody absconded? No handover note. There was no compass for me to navigate the aircraft.”
Uzodimma after harvesting information from “official and unofficial quarters,” he was able to establish a nominal roll.
He added that he “re-established” the civil service, created a payroll, and began to rehabilitate all the infrastructure which he described as dilapidated.
“The infrastructure deficit was so huge, all the roads were not motorable, all the hospitals were not working. I started,” he said.