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Magu canvasses speedy passage of whistle blower’s protection law

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
28 February 2020   |   4:02 am
Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has called for the speedy passage of the Whistle Blower Protection Bill.

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has called for the speedy passage of the Whistle Blower Protection Bill.

Speaking yesterday a one-day capacity building workshop on whistle blowing and the fight against corruption in Ibadan, the anti-graft czar, who was represented by the Ibadan zonal office’s Head of Legal and Prosecution Department of the agency, Dr. Ben Ubi, argued that the non-existence of a law to protect whistle blowers was impacting negatively on the policy and the entire anti-corruption crusade.

The event was organised by the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) for community-based organisations on whistleblowing. In his welcome address, AFRICMIL Coordinator, Dr. Chido Onumah, said the Ibadan edition was the third in their effort to galvanise community-based organisations and civil society groups nationwide.