Government adopts ‘whistleblowing’ policy in fight against corruption


The Federal Government confirms the approbation of a new policy ‘whistleblowing’ aimed towards encouraging Nigerians to come forward with reports of financial crimes to the appropriate authorities. 

The Federal Government has called upon Nigerians who has any useful information on financial and other related crimes to submit such information to the appropriate agency. 

President Muhammadu Buhari at the FEC meeting earlier today

The consideration of such (whistleblowing), is that the person will be rewarded with five percent of the recovered money. 

This policy was granted approval on Wednesday at the Federal Executive Council inside the Council quarter in the Ado Rock Villa, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. 

According to Premium Times, the new policy was made open to the State House journalists  by the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said the policy is adopted in conjunction with the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice. 

It is also a stop gap initiative until the National Assembly formally passes a law on whistleblowing, she added. 

The new policy according to her is to strengthen the fight against corruption by the President Buhari’s administration. 

In order to ensure its effectiveness, the government will introduce a website, a phone number and e-mail for people and also will ensure proper security and anonymity will also be provided. 

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