Anti-graft war: Nigerian govt happy with impact of whistle-blowing policy
It believes that Nigerians exposing locations of looted funds deserve all the encouragement and protection promised by government.
Government information handlers disclosed this to State House Correspondent Mariah Olasehinde.
The policy was approved at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who announced the new policy to State House correspondents at the time, described it as a stop gap initiative, until the National Assembly formally passes a law on whistle blowing.
Not many Nigerians believed that the policy would stand the test of time, but President’s media handlers are impressed by the public’s ready acceptance of the policy and assure them of government’s protection for whistle-blowers.
Garba Shehu explained the idea behind the Policy and what government has set out to achieve.
On his part, Lai Mohammed is impressed that some whistle blowers are stepping forward not because of the cash reward but to fulfill their patriotic obligations to the nation
They both spoke on government’s plans for the recovered funds.
Recently the whistle blowing policy has uncovered lots of illegally acquired funds hidden across the country, the latest being the Ikoyi Gate controversy
A presidential Investigative Panel was set up by the President under the Chairmanship of Professor Yemi Osinbajo to probe the suspended DG of the NIA Ayo Oke.
The Outcome of the report is scheduled to be presented to the President on Monday, May the Eighth.