A new Whistle Blowing policy against corruption in Nigeria says Nigerians would be paid five per cent of monies recovered through information they provide.
The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun disclosed this on Wednesday, while briefing State House correspondents the day’s Federal Executive Council meeting.
President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting.
She said the policy is aimed at consolidating the ongoing war against corruption in Nigeria. She said the Whistle Blowing policy would soon be supported by a bill already receiving due attention at the National Assembly.
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The minister said: “If you whistle-blow in public-spirit and in good faith, you will be protected.
“If you feel that you have been treated badly because of your report, you can file a formal complaint.
“If you have suffered harassment, intimidation or victimisation for sharing your concerns, restitution will be made for any loss suffered.”
The Minister also said that Federal Government had begun payment of December salaries to enable civil servants to celebrate the Christmas and New Year.