The Nigerian government has reportedly approved a policy that would see it paying whistle-blowers to encourage the reporting of crimes and other scandals.
According to Premium Times, part of the highlights of the new policy is that whistle-blowers whose revelations lead to recovery of money would be entitled to up to five per cent of the recovered sum.
The report says the policy was approved Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the meeting of the Federal Executive Council , chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari inside the Council Chamber of the Aso Rock Villa.
According to her, the policy is to strengthen the fight against corruption by the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
To make this work, the government is to set up a website and provide a phone number and email for people while anonymity and protection of whistle-blowers would be encouraged.