Alhaji Lai Mohammed
Alhaji Lai Mohammed

LAI MOHAMMED, minister of information and culture, says whistle-blowers have nothing to fear. In a statement on Sunday, the minister said information provided by whistle-blowers either in public or private sector would be kept secret. ”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,” the statement read. ”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. The minister said any whistle blower whose information leads to the recovery of up to 1 billion Naira will receive percent of the amount. ”For example, if a whistleblower provides information leading to the recovery of 10 billion Naira, he or she will receive five percent of the first 1 billion Naira, four percent of the next 4 billion Naira and 2.5 percent of the remaining 5 billion naira,” Mohammad said. ”What we have done by making this information public is to reassure potential whistleblowers 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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