The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu , says the EFCC has recovered at least N 29 bn based on tips from whistle – blowers.
He, therefore, urged Nigerians to continue to help in the fight against corruption by providing information to the anti – corruption agencies.
Magu said this on Thursday in Abuja during the unveiling of Corruption Anonymous — a whistle – blower support project .
The launch was organised by the Africa Centre for Media and Information Literacy , with the active collaboration of relevant stakeholders including the EFCC, to give momentum to whistle – blower initiative of the Federal Government , which is already yielding positive results as a strategic tool in the efforts to reduce corruption in the country.
He said that since the commencement of the policy , the commission had received hundreds of actionable tips that led to the recovery of N 527 . 6 m , $ 52. 2 m , £ 21 . 2 m and € 547 , 000 .
Magu , who was represented by Director , Public Affairs , Osita Nwajah , said that this project and the whistle- blower policy underscore the commission ’ s repeated admonition to Nigerians to come together in dealing with the cankerworm of corruption.
“ In this modern time , we cannot fight corruption alone , but we need every Nigerian to join the anti – graft war because of the negative effect of corruption . Corruption does not discriminate against ethnicity, religion or political affiliation , ” he said .
“At the EFCC we have created an environment where those who have information about corrupt practices can approach the commission , and confidently give us information that will be put into effective use , ” he added .