The federal government has reviewed and approved a new draft bill for whistleblowers to strengthen the fight against corruption.
Goldennewsng reports that tending to correspondents after the Bureaucratic Chief Board meeting yesterday, December 14, Clergyman of Money, Zainab Ahmed noticed that the current whistle-blowing strategy sent off on December 21, 2016, which gives legitimate cover to people who deliberately uncover demonstrations of extortion, pay off, stole from government assets and resources, monetary unfortunate behavior and different types of defilement and furthermore remunerates them with 2.5 – 5% of the assets recuperated by the Nigerian government, was losing force.
The draft bill to strengthen the fight against corruption and safeguard whistleblowers who provide useful information to the FG was approved by the Council, Ahmed informed the media.
“Today, a number of memos were presented by the Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning. The first is the 2022 draft bill for whistleblowers. The Council has reviewed and approved this memo, with a provision to ensure compliance with the Evidence Act.
“The implementation of a whistleblower bill aims to strengthen the fight against corruption and provide protection for whistleblowers who provide government-useable information.
“As you are aware, the Presidential Initiative of Continuous Audit has been authorized by the Council since 2016. PICA has collaborated with the EFCC, ICPC, DSS, NFIU, and the Federation’s Office of the Attorney-General.
We noticed that the response to the whistleblower policy has lost steam. We left on commitment in the six geo-political zones, and one of the principal results we found is that individuals are worried about their security due to giving data. Therefore, this bill is essential for ensuring that the whistle policy’s effectiveness.
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