Here are Nineteen (19) Facts You Don’t Know About Whistle blowing.
1 – WHAT IS THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE WHISTLEBLOWING PROGRAMME?
It is a programme designed to encourage anyone with information about a violation, misconduct or improper activity that impacts negatively on the Nigerian people and Government to report it.
2 – WHO IS A WHISTLEBLOWER?
Any person who voluntarily discloses information in good faith about a possible misconduct or violation that has occurred, is on-going, or is about to occur.
3 – WHAT IS THE WHISTLEBLOWING PORTAL ABOUT?
A secure online portal where the information can be submitted. If you have already submitted your information, you can also check the status of your report on the portal.
4 – WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION CAN BE SUBMITTED?
Some examples of information that can be submitted include:
Mismanagement or misappropriation of public funds and assets (e.g. properties and vehicles).
Financial malpractice or fraud.
Collecting / soliciting bribes.
Diversion of revenues.
Fraudulent and unapproved payments.
Splitting of contracts.
Procurement fraud (kickbacks and over-invoicing etc.)
5 – WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION CANNOT BE SUBMITTED?
The programme does not apply to personal matters concerning private contracts or agreements.
6 – HOW DO I SUBMIT MY INFORMATION UNDER THE WHISTLEBLOWER PROGRAMME?
You can submit your information through the online portal by e-mail or by phone.