Lai Mohammed “Whistle-blowers have everything to gain and nothing to lose”

He also said that the government had put in place necessary measures to keep whistle-blowers safe.

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Minister of information, Lai Mohammed

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Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that whistle-blowers who inform the government about corrupt funds have nothing to fear.

He also said that the government had put in place necessary measures to keep whistle-blowers safe.

Mohammed made the comments via a statement released on Sunday, March 19. It reads in part:

“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."

“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.

“What we have done by making this information public is to reassure potential whistle-blowers 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.”

Mohammed also said that any whistle-blower whose information leads to the recovery of up to N1 billion would receive 5 percent of the sum.

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The minister earlier revealed that the whistle-blower policy had helped the government recover separate sums of $151.7 million and N8 billion from three sources.

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