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Persecution of whistle-blowers, threat to anti-corruption fight – NGO

Mr Chido Onumah, Coordinator, African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Wednesday said persecution of whistle-blowers by agents of state was a threat to anti-corruption fight. Onumah said in a statement in Abuja that the victimization was also threatening the effectiveness of the whistle-blower policy introduced by the government to curb endemic corruption in the Nigeria. Whistle-blowers He said at least two whistle-blowers in the public service, who were unjustly sacked for exposing financial fraud but were later recalled, were currently facing a fresh round of persecution in the service. According to him, this time the victimisation is in form of withheld salaries. “It is most disturbing that citizens who,...