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FG to protect and reward whistle-blowers

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that, the Federal Government will protect and reward whistle-blowers who provide information that leads to the recovery of stolen funds or assets.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday, the Minister said the Federal government will protect the identity of all whistle-blowers, whether in the public or in the private sector and also ensure that the information they provide is kept secret.

The assurance followed the presentations made to the Presidential Assests Recovery Committee by concerned citizens and groups about the safety of whistle-blowers.

He said the committee has put in place necessary measures to safeguard those who give useful information to the recovery of looted funds.

The Minister said any whistle-blower whose information leads to the recovery of up to one billion naira will receive five percent of the amount.

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