The Nigerian government has paid more than 20 whistleblowers since the policy introduced in 2016 as part of initiatives against corruption. Kemi Adeosun, the Minister of Finance, disclosed the numbers as she denied government was withholding any funds to whistleblowers.
It could not be ascertained how much had been paid. Adeosun thus dismissed media reports an informant who provided tips that led to the recovery of US$43 million stashed away in a property in the commercial Lagos State had been denied payment due to them. “To date, over 20 of such persons have been paid,” the minister disclosed.
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