Permanent Secretary, Special Duties in the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mr. Mohammed Dikwa has come out to say that there has been a decrease in reported cases of whistleblowing because of a few challenges.
Mohamed revealed this at a national workshop to discuss the draft bill of the whistleblowing policy in Abuja on Thursday.
According to him, those that want to blow whistle are no longer happy with the new arrangement put in place.
His words, “The reported cases of whistle blowing or the tips used to come frequently on daily basis when we just introduced it in November, 2016.
“When we started, we received 2,000 reported cases monthly but it has gone down drastically.
“We have instituted some measures to avoid situation where people will come and give false information and go with it.
“With what we are putting in place now, we will make sure anyone that gives information that has to do with recovery of money is rewarded.
“The same measure will ensure that those who give fake information to undermine anybody are duly punished.”
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Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government.
He unsuccessfully ran for the office of president of Nigeria in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 general elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 general elections. Buhari won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. This marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015. In February 2019, Buhari was re-elected President, defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar by over 3 million votes.
Buhari has stated that he takes responsibility for anything over which he presided during his military rule, and that he cannot change the past. He has described himself as a “converted democrat”.
Muhammadu Buhari was born to a Fulani family on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Hardo Adamu, a Fulani chief, and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.