GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

AFRICMIL hails success of whistleblower policy, suspension of NIA DG

By News Express on 21/04/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 359

•AFRICMIL Coordinator Chido Onumah.
•AFRICMIL Coordinator Chido Onumah.

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) has commended the momentum the policy has brought to the war against corruption and the suspension of the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) over the N13 billion seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a Lagos apartment.

In a statement signed by its Coordinator, Chido Onumah, AFRICMIL, a civil society organisation currently engaged in a project (Corruption Anonymous) to support the Nigerian government’s whistleblower policy, expressed delight that the success so far recorded was a pointer to the fact that the policy was proving to be an effective tool in checking widespread corruption in the polity.

According Onumah in the statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, “Within so short a period the whistleblower policy has transformed the anti-corruption landscape to the extent that hitherto lukewarm citizens, the bulk of whom are direct victims of corruption, have started showing in the war against corruption by exposing hiding places of looted funds.”

The organisation noted that there was no doubt that the aim of the policy was steadily being achieved with the involvement of Nigerians. It praised the government for its realisation that without getting citizens to play a key role in the fight against corruption, there was no way the war would be successfully prosecuted.      

AFRICMIL stated that only corrupt persons and beneficiaries of the proceeds of corruption would not be happy with the positive impact of whistleblowing since it was launched four months ago.

“We are all witnesses to the long years of orchestrated stealing and stashing away of public funds in our country.
While a majority of Nigerians have been jubilating over the gradual recovery of these funds through whistleblowing, we hope that the perpetrators of this heinous crime and their accomplices would be exposed in due course,” Onumah said.

While commending government for the vision that led to the policy, the organisation called for decisive action on the recent seizure by EFCC of about N13 billion from a flat in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos.

AFRICMIL called on government to be honest and transparent on the issue as the case had the potential of totally dismantling the whistleblower policy. “The case has presented itself as the litmus test for the effective implementation of the policy going forward. We appeal to government to treat it objectively so as not to erode the support and confidence of the people in the policy,” Onumah said.

AFRICMIL reiterated continued support and readiness to partner with government in promoting and strengthening the policy for effective implementation.

Source News Express

Posted 21/04/2017 11:46:41 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
New mortgage scheme: You can now apply for...

Anioma Voice condemns murder of 80-year-old Italian missionary...

Militants who bombed oil pipeline fall into security...

Umahi to appoint caretaker committees for LGAs, Devt...

Cross River boils over UN’s plan to cede...

APC disowns consultants screening for federal appointments

Group tasks Buhari on excesses of security operatives...

Anambra polls: Chidoka unveils plans for Nnewi

Delta Govt. approves award of contractor-financed road project,...

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari and the troubles ahead!

50,000 youths march for Buhari in Daura

Elumelu wins Africa Investor ‘Person of the Year’...

 

Latest News Scarcity of pilots hits U.S. Air Force 2 die, soldiers shoot 3 others in clash with protesters Intersociety warns of ‘dangerous signal’ ahead of Nov. 18 Anambra governorship election •Challenges Obiano, rivals Why FG recalled allegedly corrupt ex-Pension boss: Group Court order approving seizure of money in bank accounts without BVN illegal — Adegboruwa Diplomatic war breaks out between Morocco and Algeria over cannabis allegation Economic advancement of Deltans our priority — Okowa First Republic Minister endorses PDP’s Obaze as Anambra’s next Governor Campaign for Democracy sacks General Secretary, elects successor Anambra Guber: Elders, youths in Nwoye’s home town laud Ojiba, begin voters mobilisation for ACPN New details emerge about death of U.S. soldiers in Niger ambush UN announces job openings for young Nigerians

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (287,861 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (270,552 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (218,406 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (183,847 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (179,563 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (162,296 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (140,663 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (128,761 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (123,700 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (114,226 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (112,195 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (104,555 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (30) Business (2,731) Business Verdict (24) Columnists (758) Complaints & Requests (93) Enterprise & Opportunities (183) Entertainment (396) Features (497) Global Business Monitor (187) International (1,588) Interviews (134) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (79) News (29,526) Opinion (826) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,991) Religion (645) Sports (1,340) Stock Watch (23) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN Words on marble

 

 

#MonkeyPox outbreak

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!