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The whistleblower whose tips led to the recovery of the Osborn Villa loot will be paid this month, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has assured.



She said that the payment due to the whistleblower was being processed and would be paid in the next batch, which according to her, would be effected within this month. The minister explained that the process for payment of reward to whistleblowers included being sure that such funds had no legal encumbrances, a request from the agency that recovered the funds, as well as, steps to identified and protect the whistleblower.

The statement reads in part, “The attention of the Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has been drawn to media reports surrounding the payment to a whistleblower, who provided the tips that led to the recovery of funds stashed away in a property in Ikoyi, Lagos State. “The Honourable Minister wishes to state unequivocally that the Federal Government has not withheld any fund due to any whistleblower.

The Ministry has in place detailed procedures for processing payments due under the Whistleblower Policy. The procedures were designed to prevent abuse and legal disputes and to ensure protection of the information providers. “These procedures include an application by the agency who recovered the funds including evidence of the recovery, confirmation that there are no pending legal issues on the recovery, verification of the identity of the information provider, calculation of the amount payable and computation of relevant taxes.

“It must be stated also that payments are made in monthly batches to ensure control and to protect the identity of information providers. To date, over 20 of such persons have been paid. From available records, the payment due on Ikoyi is among those being processed in the November batch, which will be released within the current month.

“The Minister reiterates that the Whistleblowing Policy of the Federal Government remains one of the current Administration’s successful initiatives and that the Government is fully committed to ensuring that all those who responded to the policy and partnered with Government in the recovery effort are paid in full and most importantly have their identity protected.”

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  1. One of your quotes: If we inject 350 billion into the economy Nigeria will come out of rescission.hahaha... Carry work of shoe maker give capital. You and PMB lead administration are using Nigeria Economy to do testing he microphone. By now all the fake stories you have told us is enough for you to resign. You want collect your salary to the end and shame no let your ogah sake you cos he is also a failure.

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  2. Nigeria is just a joke nation, Are you telling the public that you never put up any arrangement down before making a statement of rewarding someone, You all are bunch of fools this Nation call Nigeria will never see peace and any profitable development with this bunch of fools call leaders, How can you come to public to announce such thing without proper arrangement this is a big embarrassment, but the main thing here is Nigeria as a Nation don't know what Embarrassment mean so they don't care about been Embarrass or not been embarrass there okay with any name you call them.
    Ask yourself why you don’t hear this garbage from United States of America any time they put up a statement on air for rewarding anybody who might lead them to the Information there searching for because the society is too organize such statement will never come out from any America Official at any time but here we are our own top Official is making such loose statement with Impunity Heaven will save us in this wicked Country call Nigeria where all they leaders is busy siphoning money here are there without any touch of heart that what we are doing is going to hurt us in future they never care everybody is busy busy busy why this Country is so wicked to their own citizen Nigeria is a Disgrace to a Humanity and God of karma will pay Nigeria and the Evil leaders to their own coin

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