EFCC, ICPC killed whistle-blowing policy, HURIWA alleges
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) quenched the blazing of the whistle-blowing policy.
This is a response to the Federal Government’s lament that its six-year-old whistle-blowing policy has lost steam and performed below expectation.
National Coordinator of the prominent civil rights advocacy group, Emmanuel Onwubiko, stated, yesterday, that the policy must be sustained and adequate protection guaranteed persons exposing heists of all kinds by corrupt government officials.
The group said the inaction of EFCC, which concentrated on Internet fraudsters and petty thieves as well as the ICPC’s handling of information by some whistleblowers literally killed the policy and made it lose steam.
HURIWA blamed fifth columnists for destroying the policy because it’s either the whistleblowers were shortchanged of their commissions after recovery or their lives were put at risk by moles, who leaked vital information to public implicated office holders.