The Presidency has commenced efforts to strengthen the mechanism of the Whistle blower policy following breakthroughs in the war against corruption and unaccounted wealth.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Garba Shehu, told State House correspondents, that the response of Nigerians to the whistle blower policy had boosted the tempo of the anti-corruption crusade of the Buhari’s administration.
The aide explained that the government was considering ways of enhancing the structural capacity of the whistle blower mechanism.
Shehu said no public policy could succeed or go far enough without public support and participation.
Shehu said the huge amounts of looted funds being recovered by EFCC and the whistle blower efforts is a revelation about the mindless, callous and reckless scale on which Nigeria had been robbed by unpatriotic and egregiously selfish public officials.’
He noted that the election of President Buhari in 2015 was a divine intervention and that stealing by officials under a democratic government at the expense of people’s welfare “is worst betrayal of voters’ mandate’.