By Victor with agency report
A member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Abiodun Olasupo (APC- Oyo), says the bill on whistle blowing is at an advanced stage of being passed by the National Assembly.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had earlier in the week disclosed that the upper chamber of the National Assembly could pass the Whistle Blower Protection Bill in July, 2017.
Olasupo also said the National Assembly was working hard to ensure that all enabling laws protect the identity of whistleblowers and strengthen the principle.
The federal lawmaker spoke in Iseyin during a routine tour of his constituency to inaugurate projects and brief constituents.
The Nigerian Government introduced the whistle-blowing policy on 21 December, 2016. Since then, the amount of looted funds recovered has been mind-boggling.
On 23 April, 2017, the EFCC acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, estimated that the anti-graft agency had so far recovered N521,815,000.00, $53,272 747.00, £122,890.00, and €547,730.00 through whistle-blowers.