Senate Passes Bill To Protect Whistle-blowers
So, you can blow the whistle and have the government and the law back you.
The bill, titled Witness Protection Programme (Establishment etc), SB 157, was passed on Thursday, following the adoption of a report of its Committee on Human rights, Legal matters and Judiciary chaired by David Umaru.
The Bill, which was first read on the floor of Senate on March 16, 2016, seeks to protect persons making disclosure for the public interest (Whistle-blowers) to be protected from the knowledge or aggression of the accused.
The bill was sponsored by the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, who died in April.
In his remark after the bill was passed on Thursday, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided, thanked his colleagues for the bill, which he said, was in honour of the late Adeleke.