The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed on Thursday disclosed that the Federal Government has recovered N605 billion through the implementation of the whistleblower policy.
Ahmed revealed this during a briefing on the ministry’s activities in Abuja.
She described the whistleblower policy as a huge success, adding that the programme was ongoing.
“The whistleblower policy of government subsists and it is still being implemented. The total amount of collection that has been made through various efforts in the whistleblower policy is about N605 billion,” she said.
“This is an improvement over the last amount that was reported.”
As of the end of 2018, the government had recovered over N540 billion.
Whistleblower policy is an anti-corruption programme that was inaugurated in December 2016, which encourages individuals to report cases of financial mismanagement or stolen funds.