Persecution of whistle-blowers, threat to anti-corruption fight – NGO

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Mr Chido Onumah, Coordinator, African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Wednesday said persecution of whistle-blowers by agents of state was a threat to anti-corruption fight.

Onumah said in a statement in Abuja that the victimization was also threatening the effectiveness of the whistle-blower policy introduced by the government to curb endemic corruption in the Nigeria.

Whistle-blowers

He said at least two whistle-blowers in the public service, who were unjustly sacked for exposing financial fraud but were later recalled, were currently facing a fresh round of persecution in the service.

According to him, this time the victimisation is in form of withheld salaries.

“It is most disturbing that citizens who, at the risk of their personal safety, decided to heed the call of the government to blow the whistle on…



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