Ibrahim Magu, Acting Executive Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the commission recovered over N527 billion, 53 million dollars and £122.89 through the Whistle Blowing Policy as at May 2018.
Magu, represented by Usman Muktar, an official of the EFCC in the Port Harcourt Zone, made the disclosure on Thursday at a Town Hall Meeting organised by the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) in Port Harcourt tagged “Whistle Blowing and Fight against Corruption in Nigeria.”
Magu said the issue of corruption was fast becoming a hydra-headed monster and a global concern and urged Nigerians to remain committed to the fight against corruption by employing the whistle blowing policy as one of the tools to fight corruption in the country.
“The EFCC has, as at May 2018, recovered over N527 billion, 53 million dollars and 122.89 pounds through the Whistle Blower Policy.
“More successes are being made and the response by members of the public to the policy have been very encouraging,” he said.
The EFCC boss said that whistle blowing is really about fraud detection and reporting and it was one of the practical ways of combating the menace of corruption hence, the need for collaboration by all and sundry.
In the same vein, Chido Onumah, Coordinator of AFRICMIL, said as part of efforts to ensure accountability and good governance, it also launched the Corruption Anonymous Initiative (CORA) to further boost awareness about the government’s whistle blowing policy, build public confidence and support for the policy