The Federal Government has reportedly lamented that Nigerians are still feeling reluctant to report corruption in the country.
This was reportedly disclosed by the Executive Secretary, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, Sadiq Raddah, in Abuja on Wednesday, at the public presentation of the report of a survey on five years of whistle-blowing policy in Nigeria carried out by the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy.
According to Raddah, “Since the idea of whistleblowing began, we have realised some problems by people who want to blow the whistle.”
He stated that, “Yes, it is good to be afraid but if you become captive of fear and you want to be righteous, you end up being a captive without delivering.”
He noted that, ”I have always said we must be willing to pay the price for doing what is good, including losing our lives.”
In addition, the Coordinator, AFRICMIL, Chido Onumah, reportedly explained that the Corruption Anonymous project initiated by his organisation was meant to mobilise Nigerians to key into the whistleblowing policy which was unveiled in 2016.
According to him, “Apart from the survey, AFRICMIL is also using this occasion to introduce a safe and secure whistleblowing platform which was put together with the collaboration of the Yar’Adua Foundation. When it launched, the platform will offer citizens an avenue to report corrupt practices anonymously.”