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Corruption: Federal Government recovered N594.09bn through whistle blowing policy within 3 years

In a two days roundtable event on whistle blowing for revenue generating agencies in Nigeria organised by the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy, Prof. Itse Sagay, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption revealed that the Federal Government through the Whistle Blowing policy had recovered N594.09bn in just three years.

He made it known that the policy which was introduced in 2016 was to encourage citizens having relevant information about corruption to report through a secured online portal designed to conceal identity of the blower. The blower themselves get between 2.5 and 5.0 per cent of the total amount recovered.

According to him, “The policy have been very successful, not only in terms of assets actually recovered through information provided by whistle blowers but also by revelation of the infinite variety of scams used by fraudulent Nigerians in swindling government and people of Nigeria.

 

 

 

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