Ikoyi N13 billion: Nigerian govt. laments emergence of more “whistle-blowers”

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed [Photo credit: Daily Post]
Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed [Photo credit: Daily Post]

The federal government on Tuesday reiterated its commitment to reward and protect whistle-blowers who provided information that led to recovery of stolen funds or assets.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this during a visit to the head office of Leadership newspaper in Abuja.

Mr. Mohammed, who was responding to a question on the stash of money recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, said the whistle blower would get the due reward.

He clarified the compensation modality as contained in the framework, saying any whistle-blower whose information led to recovery of up to N1 billion would receive five per cent of the amount.

He said the reward for any amount between N1 billion and N5 billion was five per cent for the first N1 billion and four per cent of the remaining N4 billion.

The minister added that any amount above N5 billion would attract 2.5 per cent reward.

Mr. Mohammed noted that the policy of government was to keep the identity of whistle blowers secret.

He described as unfortunate the situation where more than one person came out as whistle blowers for the Ikoyi recovery.

He disclosed that the federal government had come up with comprehensive strategy to tackle violent extremism across the country.

He said the strategy was contained in a document entitled “Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism” launched by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr. Mohammed said the document was developed after consultations with agencies of government, civil society organisations, the media and academia, as well as the international community.

He also spoke on the various policies and programmes of government at revamping the economy, building infrastructure and creating jobs.

On the fight against corruption, Mr. Mohammed said government was winning the war having succeeded in driving the menace under the table.

He hailed Leadership newspaper for carrying out its duties professionally.

(NAN)


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  • Otile

    If someone blows whistle on a Buhari relative he may be assassinated instead of hoping to collect positive rewards.

    • Night Crawler

      Says who, all of you wailers will just come online to say trash and spread false news, one day you will meet your waterloo

    • greatbiodun

      No sense in what you have said, make a tangible comment please

      • front man

        You have spoken well

      • dele20

        It seems the guy is drunk

    • daygea

      What rubbish are you saying. PMB is committed to fighting corruption at all level.

      • front man

        Well spoken

      • White cane

        Yes my brother tell him ooo

      • dele20

        Don’t mind rye guy

    • NaijaMindOfChange

      Try it na ode

    • You are saying this because there is no corruption case against Them. But you can try if you want.

    • woman leader1

      Why are you saying the this because
      I believe you know the truth your self.

    • progressive

      I think most of you pdp e rats your view are always upside down I just hope it won’t be too late before you get to your senses.

      • White cane

        Yes, because their party is dead already

    • front man

      You get problem

    • White cane

      Yaba left are you here?

  • Night Crawler

    Fight against corruption must be fought till the end if not, corruption will come back to hunt us, let’s all come together and put an end to corruption

    • front man

      Well said

    • SpeakOut

      Fight against corruption, it’s a must we support the government in achieving this, for a better days to come, we won’t allow the kleptomania leaders to continually killing us.

      • White cane

        YEs oooooooooooooooo

    • White cane

      Yes oooo, and thank God for our able President and our performing Minister Mr Lai Muhammed

      • dele20

        God bless PMB

        God bless HMIC

    • dele20

      Yes ooo, coming together and put end to corruption is the best way

  • daygea

    We must end corruption in this country once and for all. This is a good move.

    • White cane

      Yes my brother

  • Night Crawler

    Truth must be told, Nigeria should come together and leave sentiment apart, either political, religious or tribal to help put corruption to an end because it has caused more harm than good

    • front man

      Honestly we need to work together to move and end corruption in Nigeria

      • dele20

        That is why we all need to support this administration as to fight corruption

    • White cane

      We need to come together to fight this because is not a fight for the president alone

      • dele20

        You are right

  • NaijaMindOfChange

    Corruption must end before it end the future of our unborn children

    • woman leader1

      We are blessed with Apc government that is ready to end corruption

      • dele20

        This administration is unstoppably fighting corruption

    • front man

      Yes oooo

    • White cane

      Yes ooooo

    • dele20

      Exactly

  • front man

    This present administration is working hard to kill and end corruption in the country

    • White cane

      I he’s been doing wonderful well

    • dele20

      You are absolutely right, killing corruption is the best way to progress our nation

  • APC: Continuity. Corruption must be faught to the last end!

    • woman leader1

      Yes oo

    • front man

      We all say no to corruption

      • White cane

        No to corruptions

    • White cane

      Yes oooooo

  • woman leader1

    Let’s say No to corruption

    • White cane

      No to corruption

  • woman leader1

    The time to end corruption is now.

    • White cane

      In Buhari corruption is dead already

    • dele20

      We say no to corruption

  • Favour

    It baffles me seeing people still have faith in a govt/administration that is founded on propaganda and falsehood. What can the present govt of Nigeria not do to give or win for itself cheap publicity?

    Where you have lie-mouthed Lai Muhammed, a man known to be hugely extravangant in telling lies and highly stingy and economical in saying the truth; Gabar Shehu who’s better known as more controversial even long before his infamous rodent infestation.

    People should wise up, the political jobbers on the corridor of power are responsible for the multiple faceless whistle-blowers who are now laying claim to the recovered Ikoyi money. This strategy is done on purpose.

  • progressive

    Kudos to buhari led administration also to the minister of information i thinK he has been able to give useful information about the whistle blower also on the fight against corruption.

    • White cane

      Yes ooooooooo

    • Olatubosun

      Correct guy, you really spoke well

  • progressive

    The buhari led administration has done a lot he should be given credit and we also need the media as well in carrying out their responsibility in promoting the good work president buhari has been doing

    • White cane

      You are very much correct

    • dele20

      That why we say PMB is worthy for second term

  • progressive

    We also know that there are jobless e goats who are going round the media to discredit the good work buhari has been we must resist them because they have nothing to achieve with their mischievous propaganda in the media.

    • White cane

      They have failed and those media houses house be dealt with

    • dele20

      Those jobless e-goats have completely failed

  • progressive

    I will continue to give credit to Lai Mohammed he has been up and doing it think he a deserve a good commendation even president buhari have commended him for the good work he is doing, he has been a very active minister who do his job diligently .

    • White cane

      Omo the guy no dey tire always carrying Nigerians along in everything that’s happening

    • Olatubosun

      Yes o… He is the best minister among the ministers

      • dele20

        I concur with you

  • SpeakOut

    Those miscreants who is supporting corrupt minded leader, those are the one who want to destroy Her country, we must kill corruption to make this great nation a better place

    • White cane

      Exactly my brother.

    • Olatubosun

      Yes o…
      Those miscreants need to be dealt with

      • stackCrawler

        Yes ooo

    • dele20

      Killing corruption is the best way to make Nigeria great, that is exactly what this present government is doing

      • stackCrawler

        Yeahh

    • stackCrawler

      Well said

  • progressive

    The waiLing wailers should look for something else doing rather than wasting their time by pushing propaganda out there.

  • progressive

    When you talk they will say you are defending the government, those who had been stealing the resources of this country are the ones that made us were we are today just because of their own self fish reasons.

    • White cane

      Don’t mind jare, me i don’t send them if they like make them hate . what i know is no more room for looting our money

      • stackCrawler

        Abi ooo

    • Olatubosun

      Only the haters will say trash about this administration

      • dele20

        Exactly, this administration is working great

        • stackCrawler

          Gbamm

      • stackCrawler

        Yes o

    • dele20

      Since the government is doing the right thing , it is the best thing to support her

      • stackCrawler

        Sure thing

  • White cane

    That exactly what am saying sir, the media will always say what they don’t know. thanks for clarifying the issue

    • dele20

      HMIC has explained it clear, hope the critics have now understood

      • stackCrawler

        Yess

  • NaijaMindOfChange

    Long live HMIC…kudos sir

    • Olatubosun

      Ameen
      Correct guy

      • stackCrawler

        Naso

    • dele20

      Amen

    • stackCrawler

      Yes ooo HMIC all the way

  • Olatubosun

    Kudos to our honorable minister of information

    • Olatubosun

      Kudos to him

      Alhaji Lai Mohammed is a man of integrity

      • dele20

        Alhaji Laid Mohammed is thecupdates if the masses

        • stackCrawler

          Yessss

      • stackCrawler

        I completely agree with you

    • dele20

      He is the best minister ever

      • stackCrawler

        The very best

    • stackCrawler

      Big kudos to him

  • dele20

    Kudos to HMIC for this information

  • dele20

    HMIC is the voice of the people

    • stackCrawler

      Yes; HMIC we support

    • stackCrawler

      Agreed

  • dpfrank

    Corruption must be eliminated in every form, any fake whistle blower must never be attended to

    • stackCrawler

      Surely

  • Message66

    BMC folks (Lai Mohammed’s minions aka shameless adults working for a paltry meager fee) are here again with their disgusting comments and fake news. Please ignore them.

  • olayiwola

    Changing the goal post after the goal have entered

  • stackCrawler

    Yes ooo