Reports have it that about twenty Whistleblowers whose information led to the recovery of N11.6bn, have received N375.8m, the Federal Government of Nigeria has said. This disclosure was made in a statement released by Salisu Dambatta, the Director of Information, Ministry of Finance. Dambatta said that the payment was only for recovered assets that were declared free of legal disputes by the Attorney-General of the Federation.
The statement reads:
“This payment which was the first under the Whistleblower Policy underscores the commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari
led administration in meeting obligations to information providers
under the Whistleblower Policy. The Ministry, therefore, encourages all
Nigerians with information on misconduct, violation or improper activity
which can impact negatively on Nigeria to report it to the appropriate