Government urged to institutionalise whistle-blowing policy
•Holds conference on corporate governance, institutional performance
Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) Chartered, has said the effect of Bank Verification Number (BVN) if duly followed will help minimise corruption.Besides, NIM stressed the need for government to institutionalise the whistle blowing policy, and intensify surveillance that will ensure that every kobo be accounted for in its expenditure.
This, the Institute noted, is because people are afraid to blow the whistle for possible personal risks, and urged government to protect whistleblowers, and to not disclose their identities under any circumstance.
These were the assertions of the President and Chairman of the Council, NIM, Prof. Munzali Jibril, at a press conference to announce its yearly national management conference slated for Monday 18 to Tuesday 19, of this month with the theme, “Corporate governance and institutional performance.”
Jibril, who stressed the need for corporate governance to be established in all activities so that the next generation would be accustomed to the culture, said this is particularly important in the homes and educational institutions, where children learn more from what they see and hear.
He said the fight against corruption should be systemic, urging that those accustomed to corruption should be weeded out so as not to victimise the innocent people.
“We need to recruit new blood, to retrain, revamp the welfare package of the Nigerian police force to have a strong corrupt free police force that won’t look for additional source of income,” Jibril said.
According to him, about 3,000 participants made up of government functionaries, decision-makers, opinion leaders, policy formulators and top management executives in both the private and public sectors are expected to be in attendance at the conference.