Corruption is a hidden activity that is difficult to discover unless reported. Its secretive nature makes it impossible to defeat given all the measures that have been adopted across the globe. However, one of the important tools increasingly used around the world today to prevent and uncover corruption in both public and private sectors is whistleblowing. This paper, therefore, focuses on the role of whistleblowing policy in fighting corruption in Nigeria. Within the short period, the policy was introduced, it has yielded considerable positive outcome resulting in the discovery and recovery of looted public resources, as well as prosecution of culprits. However, this policy has not yet been backed by any legislation. This paper, therefore, concludes that for the policy to thrive, the legislature should pass the proposed Whistleblower Protection Bill into law. This will protect whistleblowers from any reprisals and encourage them to disclose more information.
Salihu, Habeeb Abdulrauf
"Whistleblowing Policy and Anti-Corruption Struggle in Nigeria: An
African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies: Vol. 12:
1, Article 14.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.tsu.edu/ajcjs/vol12/iss1/14