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Work with the National Assembly towards the immediate enactment of a Whistleblower Act

In July 2017, the Nigerian senate passed the Whistleblower Protection Bill. The law seeks to encourage whistleblowing, protect the whistleblower and regulate dealings relating to the disclosures made by the whistleblower. 

Other bills passed by the senate in relation to the Buhari administration’s anti-corruption fight include the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Bill and the Witness Protection Bill.

In March 2020, the presidential advisory committee against corruption announced that the federal government had recovered N549.09 billion in stolen funds through the whistleblowing policy.

A fact sheet on the Buhari government’s achievements states that in “the first two years alone it yielded N7.8 billion, US$378million, and £27,800 in recoveries from public officials targeted by whistleblowers”.

In a statement released in April 2022, the advisory committee said about $1 billion had been recovered from high-profile looters.

– Africa Check, updated May 2022.

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