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Nigeria, a country with immense potential, has been plagued by corruption for decades. The diversion of public funds for personal gain by high-ranking officials leads to underfunded critical sectors, discourages foreign direct investment, and hampers economic growth. The lack of transparency and accountability in financial management stifles economic growth, perpetuates poverty, and undermines fair competition.

Olusegun Falola, the first prosecution witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in the ongoing trial of Ismaila Yousouf Atumeyi, a Kogi State House of Assembly candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), and two others, on Monday, January 31, 2023, told Justice Tijani Ringim of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos how the sum of N681 million was paid into Atumeyi’s business account.