Non-governmental organization Anti-Corruption Network Network Weiss Billers has called on the National Assembly to approve a draft law to report corruption in the country.

Mr. Gabriel Onwe, Director General of WARN, made this known at the graduation of a non-governmental organization in Abuja.

He said the bill would encourage more people to provide information and more reports of financial crimes among citizens.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the draft law will provide adequate protection to hackers, victims, stigmatization and humiliation if enacted into law.

NAN also reports that this practice is accepted in many parts of the world and has helped in the fight against corruption.

According to him, it is an anti-corruption program that encourages the voluntary disclosure of fraudulent government funds and other information to the Ministry of Finance through a portal.

He added that anyone who provided information on any stolen money was entitled to 2.5 percent of the money received by the Nigerian government.

“It is unacceptable for the law to be passed by the National Assembly without its approval for many years.

We will do our best to make sure that this draft law is passed into law.

“The policy has been successful since its inception in 2016,” he said.

According to him, the policy has made it effective and safe to fight corruption by recovering large sums of stolen money.

“We can not emphasize that whispering can only have the desired effect and survive if the informants are fully protected from any form of persecution.

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“Reportedly, people are being punished for their crimes.

“It is important to move forward with an immediate solution to the common fear that their safety may be compromised or that they may change in the short term,” he said.

He said the non-governmental organization would encourage citizens to participate in the fight against corruption by mobilizing the community, training, project monitoring and ensuring accountability and good governance.

The Chairperson, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, thanked the NGO for choosing the most innovative and important anti-corruption theme for working with non-governmental organizations.

In a speech on national ethics and hygiene policy, the ICPC chairman said the commission is working with other stakeholders to restore the country’s reputation in the fight against corruption.

Represented by the Deputy Director of the Commission, Mr. Edas Ufot, Owasanoye said, “NEIP is a significant milestone in the process of national accountability and good governance in Nigeria.

“NEIP is also refreshing by encouraging its citizens to work for the development of the country and to grow in their love for their citizens.”

Owasanoye added that The policy, approved by the Federal Executive Council in August 2020 and launched by President Muhammadu Buhari in September 2020, aims to address a wide range of corruption in the public and private sectors.

Mr Minasara Omar, Director of Legal Information and Corporate Services, National Education Colleges Commission, urged the government to create an anti-corruption court in the country.

“All corruption cases are valid for no more than six weeks,” Omar said.



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