The Whistle Blowers Anti-Corruption Reporting Network (WARN) an NGO, has called on the National Assembly to pass the Whistle Blowers Protect Bill to encourage the reporting of corruption practices in the country.
Mr Gabriel Onwe, the Executive Director, WARN, stated this at the inauguration of the NGO in Abuja.
He said that the bill if passed would serve as an incentive to potential whistle blowers and encourage more report of financial crimes among the citizens.
The bill if passed into law would ensure adequate protection of whistle blowers from reprisals, victimisation, isolation and humiliation, which were some of the consequences of whistle-blowing.
NAN also reports that this mechanism is a recognised concept which has been adopted by many countries of the world and it has helped in the fight against corruption.
According to him, whistle blowing is an anti-corruption programme that encourages the voluntarily disclosure of information about fraud bribery, looted government funds and so on to the Ministry of Finance through its portal.
He added that a whistle blower who provided information about any stolen funds were entitled to 2.5 percentage from the recovered funds by the Nigeria government.
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