Whistle-Blower Policy: 'We Recovered More Money Than Expected' – Adeosun
So, the federal government recovered more money than it thought was stolen through its whistle-blower policy.
Apparently, the policy became the right nudge people need to expose stolen wealth.
This has now led to recovery of huge sums running into several billions of naira, much to the surprise of the government.
On Sunday, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun admitted that the recoveries, which the Federal Government had made through the implementation of the whistle-blower policy, had exceeded its expectations.
Adeosun stated this in an article written by her and made available to media by her Special Adviser on Communications, Oluyinka Akintunde.
The whistle-blower policy, which was launched in December 2016, is aimed at addressing the issues of corruption in the management of government resources.
In the article entitled: ‘Positioning Nigeria For A Prosperous Future’, Adeosun stated that the government remains resolute in its fight against corruption.
The minister did not provide the total amount recovered under the policy.
However, as of June this year, the ministry of finance, said that the sum of 11.63 billion naira has been recovered under the whistle blower policy with about 375.8 million naira paid to 20 providers of information.
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