Shocker!!! Expose Looters And Get Part Of The Recovered Funds – Buhari Bribes Nigerians

By Amako Nneji December 22, 2016 09:13

Shocker!!! Expose Looters And Get Part Of The Recovered Funds – Buhari Bribes Nigerians

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved the five percentage reward on recovered loot, for whistle-blowers that expose corruption related cases, and other sharp malpractices.

President Muhammadu Buhari, made the disclosed through the Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, on Wednesday, December 21, while briefing State House Correspondents on the outcome of the FEC meeting, which was presided over, by the President himself, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Finance Minister, who was joined at the briefing by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the government will continue to implement the policy as an interim measure, while the anti-corruption law is yet to be passed by the National Assembly.

Adeosun, explained that the whistle-blowing policy, is a programme designed to encourage anyone with information about a violation, misconduct, or improper activity that impacts negatively on the Nigerian people and government, to report it.

‎She said, a secured online portal for receipt of information has already been developed. Information that could be received from whistle-blowers, which include those on mismanagement or misappropriation of public funds and assets (e.g. properties and vehicles), financial malpractice or fraud, and collecting/soliciting bribes, and corruption.

It also includes the diversion of revenues, fraudulent and unapproved payments, splitting of contracts and procurement fraud (kickbacks and over invoicing).

However, the Minister said the policy does not apply to personal matters concerning private contracts, or agreements.

While, assuring of absolute confidentiality on the use of the portal, she said that government employees, agencies, institutional stakeholders, and members of the public, are also at liberty to avail themselves of the facility.

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“You can submit documentary evidence on the portal. You can also provide specific and fact based information, such as what occurred, amount involved, who was involved, and dates of the occurrence on the portal.

“Confidentiality will be maintained to the fullest extent within the limitations of the law. If you choose not to disclose your identity; there will be no record of who you are. If you choose to disclose your identity, it will be fully protected.

“If your 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 information you provide will be reviewed and analysed, to determine whether or not to open an investigation on the matter,” Adeosun said.

The Minister, further explained that the policy would also address criminal cases, which will be referred to the relevant agencies, such as the Police, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, or the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The purpose of the programme she noted, is to increase exposure of financial or financial related crimes, support the fight against financial crimes and corruption; improve the level of public confidence in public entities.

It will also enhance transparency and accountability in the management of public funds; improve Nigeria’s Open Government Ranking and Ease of Doing Business Indicators; and recovery of public funds that can be deployed to finance Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit.