Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu spoke with State House correspondents on Wednesday said that Nigerian government is considering ways of enhancing the structural capacity of the whistle-blower mechanism. He said:
“In a word, government thinks that the whistle-blower mechanism is too important to be left without a strategic, national direction. No public policy can succeed or go far enough without public support and participation. When the citizens realise they are victims of corruption, they may feel encouraged to join the efforts to expose looted funds”.
Shehu added saying, that the recovery of huge amounts of looted funds through the efforts of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and whistle-blowers “is a revelation about the mindless, callous and reckless scale on which Nigeria had been robbed unpatriotic and egregiously selfish public officials”.