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General News of Thursday, 15 July 2021

Source: www.legit.ng

Nigeria has lost $582 billion to corruption in 61 years - Group reveals

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari

One of Nigeria's leading civil society organisations, Yiaga Africa, is co-opting students to rid Nigeria of corruption.

Through the National Debate Competition, Yiaga Africa is stimulating public discourse on anti-corruption, accountability, and transparency.

The initiative is designed to give young people the platform to amplify their voice against endemic corruption in the country.

Foremost civil society organisation, Yiaga Africa, on Tuesday, July 13 disclosed that Nigeria has lost at least $582 billion since independence due to endemic corruption.

Cynthia Mbamalu, Director of Programmes of the organisation, revealed this at the Bounce Corruption National University Debate Competition on Anti-Corruption attended by a Legit.ng reporter in Abuja.

University of Lagos team won the 2021 Bounce Corruption National Debate Competition.

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