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Nigeria May Extend Whistleblowing Policy To Recovery Of Illegal Arms

Nigeria May Extend Whistleblowing Policy To Recovery Of Illegal Arms

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The President Muhammadu Buhari led government is looking at suggestions to extend the whistleblowing policy to illegal weapons’ possession by powerful politicians and other public figures.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

According to him, this is aimed at exposing those keeping deadly arms for communal violence and sinister political motives.

He said the Federal Government was planning on how to enhance the capacity of the whistle-blower mechanism.

Shehu said the government was considering bringing the policy under the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption or any other body.

He said: “Yes, it is true, the presidency has has received suggestions that call for the whistle blower policy to be extended to the possession of illegal weapons by powerful individuals in the country. The government will look at all that and make a pronouncement. Nigerians would be encouraged to expose the presence of illegal weapons in the homes of powerful politicians and other public figures who may use those deadly arms for sinister political agenda.”

Shehu quoted Buhari as commending Nigerians for their support and assuring that all recovered funds would be applied to their welfare and happiness, adding that no country can achieve progress with corruption.

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