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The Whistle Blower Protection Bill

The Whistle Blower Protection Bill

Nov 18, 2018 - Blog by

“… Whistleblowers are the relatives, staff or friends of the blowee, who did not feel any blow when the blowee was blowing cash around.” – Anonymous.

“The Whistle Blower Protection Bill, 2008 is a bill for an Act to provide for the manner in which individuals may in the public interest disclose information that relates to unlawful or other illegal conduct or corrupt practices of others, to provide for the protection against victimisation of persons who make these disclosures; to provide for related matters.” – Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon sponsored the bill.

According to the Federal Ministry of Finance (http://whistle.finance.gov.ng ), the whistle-blowing programme is designed to encourage anyone with information about a violation of financial regulations, mismanagement of public funds and assets, financial malpractice, fraud and theft to report it.