Kemi Adeosun 2,500 whistle-blowers have given us tips – Minister says

Adeosun said not all the whistle-blowers want rewards, adding that some volunteered information as a patriotic act.

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The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun. play

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.

(Invest Advocate)
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The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeousn has said that the Federal Government has received 2,500 tips from whistle-blowers.

Adeosun said this on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at a town hall meeting in Abuja organised to showcase the achievements of the Buhari administration.

The minister also said not all the whistle-blowers want rewards, adding that some volunteered information as a patriotic act.

She also revealed that the government has blocked various financial leakages.

Adeosun said “On the other measures we are using to fight corruption, apart from the TSA (Treasury Single Account), you all know about the whistle-blower policy, which has helped to make every Nigerian a detective. As we know, the policy says if you know something, say something and patriotic Nigerians are now saying a lot of things.

“We have over 2,500 tips from various quarters. They are not just the big monies that we see in the papers, but the other monies, like someone diverting the money of a university. We go in there and we stop it. I think the fight against corruption is the people’s fight.

“Note that not all the whistle-blowers are looking for rewards. Some are just patriotic citizens. Now that everyone has embraced the policy, this has become a national fight against corruption.

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“On the issue of ghost workers, we are removing dead people from the payroll every week. We are blocking loopholes such that people taking the salaries of 10 or 20 people can no longer do that. We have also been able to create more employment by flushing out the ghost workers.”

The Federal Government whistle-blower policy has led to the recovery of huge sums of money across the country.

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