The Federal Government of Nigeria has agreed
to the payment of at least five per cent of the
recovered loot to any successful whistle blower,
who provides relevant information leading to the
Literally, it means that any Nigerian, who
successfully exposes corruption or provides
relevant information leading to the recovered
funds, will be “blessed” with 5 per cent of the
The disclosure was made by the Minister of
Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, while briefing State
House correspondents on the outcome of the
Federal Executive Council meeting presided over
by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on
Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
According to her, in a bid to consolidate on the
ongoing anti-corruption campaign embarked
upon by the present administration, the council
approved a Whistle Blowing policy.
Vanguard Newspaper quoted the Finance
Minister as saying that the policy would soon be
supported by a bill already receiving due
attention at the National Assembly.
Adeosun further added that adequate measures
are being taken to protect and safe guard the
lives and identities of whistle blowers.
She said: “If you whistle-blow in public-spirit
and in good faith, you will be protected.
“If you feel that you have been treated badly
because of your report, you can file a formal
“If you have suffered harassment,
intimidation or victimisation for sharing your
concerns, restitution will be made for any
Adeosun also said that Federal Government had
begun payment of December salaries to enable
civil servants to celebrate the Christmas and