20 Whistle-Blowers Become Multi Millionaires As FG Pays Out N375.8M For N11.68Billion Recovered

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June 7, 2017 – 20 Whistle Blowers Become Multi Millionaires As Nigerian Federal Government Pays Out N375.8Million For Recovery Of N11.6 Billion

The FG today says it has paid N375.8 million to 20 providers of useful information under the whistle-blower’s policy.

Mr Salisu Dambatta, the Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, said today in Abuja that the sum was paid with regard to the recovery of N11.6 billion.

Dambatta said that the payment was only on recovered assets that had been declared free from litigation by the attorney-general of the federation.

“This payment, which is the first under the whistle-blower policy, underscores the commitment of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to meeting obligations to information providers under the policy.

“The policy is an essential tool in the fight against corruption.

“The ministry, therefore, encourages all Nigerians with information on misconduct, violation or improper activity which can impact negatively on Nigeria, to report it to the appropriate authorities,’’ he said.

Dambatta said that the policy had been amended to include the introduction of a formal legal agreement between the information provider and the Federal Government.

He said that the agreement had already been executed by the attorney-general.

Dambatta said that the amendment was introduced to protect the identity of information providers.

NAN reports that the Federal Government introduced the whistle-blower policy in December with the purpose of supporting the fight against corruption and promoting accountability and transparency in public finances management.

The Whistle-blower Unit is resident in Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja.

It is staffed with personnel seconded from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, and Department of State Service.

The Nigeria Police Force and Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit also form part of the unit, which has received 2, 150 communications and 337 tips through its dedicated channels.

The information has led to recovery of substantial assets illegally acquired by individuals.

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7 thoughts on “20 Whistle-Blowers Become Multi Millionaires As FG Pays Out N375.8M For N11.68Billion Recovered

  1. college of whistle blowers will soon be opened where students can study whistle blowing as a course i love Naija haha

  2. I WILL SOON PURCHASE MY WHISTLE..all past ministers and governors must forfeit their looted funds.what an easy way to hammer.

  3. I don’t get this whistle blowing of a thing…… IS IT TO BLOW WHISTLE ON SEEING STACK CASH OR BLOWING WHISTLE ON CORRUPT PERSON? Nigeria and her drama, what’s the work of efcc again?,ok,to investigate after blowing the whistle.

  4. How are we so sure that the whistle blowers have clean hands? let everyone examine his/her self and turn over a new leaf

  5. Is there any security agency that are protecting d life of whistle blowers. I hav my whistle i wan 2 start visiting some of d state 4 blowing operation. I wan federal government 2 provide enough security 4 us.

  6. We appreciate the efforts of federal government on whistle blower. Nigeria is moving forward.

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