Whistleblower Policy has Lost Momentum - Finance Minister

Paschal Emeka, Abuja

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has declared that the country’s Whistleblower Policy, targeted at exposing corruption, has lost its momentum.

The policy came on stream six years ago and stipulated that whistleblowers would earn from 2.5% to five percent from the funds recovered by the government.

The Minister disclosed this after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, on Wednesday, and informed that a draft bill would be introduced to the National Assembly to revitalize the policy.

She explained that the purpose of operationalizing the policy through a draft bill is to strengthen the fight against corruption and the protection of whistleblowers.

“We noticed that the whistleblower policy response had lost momentum. We embarked on engagements in the six geo-political zones, and one of the main outcomes we found is that people are concerned about their safety due to providing information.

“So, this bill is critical to ensure the effectiveness of the retention of the whistle policy,” she said.

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