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FG Will Protect, Reward Whistle-Blowers – Lai Mohammed

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed in a statement issued on Sunday said the Federal Government will protect the identity of all whistleblowers, whether in the public or private sector and they will all be rewarded.

Channels TV reports, He said

“For those who may have suffered any backlash as a result of the information they provide, their cases will be reviewed and appropriate mitigating actions taken”

In a statement by the SA to Hon Minister of Information and Culture, Segun Adeyemi,

“Whistle-blowers have nothing to fear, because the committee has put in place the necessary measures to safeguard those who give useful information. As a matter of fact, whistle-blowers have everything to gain and nothing to lose,”

He also explained the percentage of money entitled to the whistleblower,

“…if a whistle-blower provides information leading to the recovery of 10 billion Naira, he or she will receive 5% of the first 1 billion Naira, 4% of the next 4 billion Naira and 2.5% of the remaining 5 billion Naira.”

“What we have done by making this information public is to reassure potential whistle-blowers that the plan to reward is real. We are not just saying we will pay all whistle-blowers, but we are letting them know in advance what they are entitled to, once the information they provide leads to the recovery of looted funds.”

 


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