How to become a whistleblower: Federal Government (FG) has launched a new programme that is aimed at encouraging anyone in the possession of information to report it for investigation. The whistleblowing programme came as an initiative from the Federal Ministry of Finance as a means of helping the nation get useful information about a couple of things that could draw the nation backwards. Individuals are encouraged to provide useful information that entails violation of government financial regulations as well as procurement procedures, mismanagement or misappropriation of public funds and assets, financial malpractice, fraud and theft of public assets.
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Individuals are encouraged to provide useful information that entails violation of government financial regulations as well as procurement procedures, mismanagement or misappropriation of public funds and assets, financial malpractice, fraud and theft of public assets.
The initiative aims at carrying Nigerians along and making them a part of the building process if the nation is to be wiped clean of the various forms of corruption that has plagued it. Also, the whistleblowing programme aims at finding anyone who can provide information on stolen or concealed public assets.
It also covers information on manipulation of data or records, solicitation or collection of bribes, undocumented expenditure, splitting of contracts, conflicts of interest, diversion, under-reporting, concealment and non-remittance of government revenues. The programme also wants information on any other form of corruption involving government funds and assets.
Find the things you need to know about the FG whistleblowing programme below:
1. Channels of communication for potential whistleblowers
This programme works with the use of a secure online portal which people can submit the relevant tips and reports to.
The portal for the programme is whistle.finance.gov.ng; emails on questions and queries can be forwarded to [email protected] In a case where the information to be given is urgent, this phone number can be used 0909 806 7946.