Corruption: Reps consider bill to set up whistle-blower protection agency


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By Tordue Salem, Abuja

A Bill for a law to protect those who make public disclosures of cases of corruption and insecurity from attacks is listed for consideration by the House of Representatives, this week.

The Bill exclusively obtained by VANGUARD is short-titled: “Public Interest Disclosure and Protection Bill, 2020”. It is sponsored by Rep. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha.

The piece of legislation seeks to repeal “The Public Complaints Commission Act and Enact the Public Interest Disclosure and Complaints Commission, Provide a Framework for Making Disclosure and Protection of Discloser and for related matters”.

The objectives of the Bill, are to in its section 1(a), “provide a legal and institutional framework for the regulation and management of public interest disclosure and protection of discloser; (b)! encourage and facilitate disclosure of wrongful or unlawful activities which directly or indirectly impact the administration and management of public office or…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper