The Nigerian government has once again said it is committed to protecting and rewarding whistle-blowers who provide information that leads to the recovery of stolen funds or assets.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says the reassurance is necessary, based on concerns raised by citizens, to the Presidential Assets Recovery Committee, about the safety of whistle-blowers.
And apart from letting whistle-blowers know they have nothing to fear, Mohammed also explained how rewards will be given.
Anyone whose information leads to the recovery of up to 1 billion Naira will receive 5% of the amount.
The reward for any amount between 1 and 5 billion Naira will be 5% for the first 1 billion Naira, and 4% of the remaining 4 billion. Any amount that is more than 5 billion Naira will attract a 2.5% reward.