Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, has revealed that it has received 2,351 tips from whistle blowers bordering on cases of embezzlement of government funds, looting of assets and contract inflation, among others.
The ministry in a statement said the tips came via text messages, calls, email and forms filled on its website.
“We have received 95 feedback through our website, www.whistle.finance.gov.ng, 1,550 tips came through calls on 09098067946 and SMS, 412.
“Also, 194 people sent us emails on
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It said out of the 2,351, the office was currently following up on 154 tips, it had deemed actionable.
Adeosun said some of the tip types include: contract inflation and conversion of government assets to personal use, ghost workers, payment of unapproved funds and embezzlement of salaries of terminated personnel, improper reduction of financial penalties, diversion of funds meant for distribution to a particular group of people, and diversion of funds to personal commercial Bank Accounts to earn interest.
The Nigerian Government in 2016 set up the Whistleblower programme to make it easy for the public to give information bordering on corruption.