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How EFCC recovered N29bn from whistle-blower tips





- Ibrahim Magu, the EFCC chairman, has disclosed the actual amount that the commission recovered through a whistle-blower support project

- Magu said the anti-graft detectives has created an environment where those who have information about corrupt practices can approach the commission

- He, however, urged Nigerians to join the anti-graft war because of the negative effect of corruption

Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said the commission recovered at least N29 billion based on tips from whistle-blowers.

Magu urged Nigerians to continue help in the fight against corruption by providing information to the anti-corruption agencies.

According to Punch, he made this known on Thursday, October 12, in Abuja during the unveiling of corruption anonymous a whistle-blower support project.

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He said that since the commencement of the policy, the commission had received hundreds of actionable tips that led to the recovery of N527.6m, $52.2m, £21.2m and €547,000.

Magu, who was represented by Osita Nwajah, the director public affairs, said the project and the whistle-blower policy underscore the commission’s repeated admonition to Nigerians to come together in dealing with the cankerworm of corruption.

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He said: ''In this modern time, we cannot fight corruption alone, but we need every Nigerian to join with the anti-graft war because of the negative effect of corruption. Corruption does not discriminate against ethnicity, religion or political affiliation.

''At the EFCC we have created an environment where those who have information about corrupt practices can approach the commission, and confidently give us information that will be put into effective use.''

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that EFCC on Wednesday, October 11, arrested four directors of the National Theatre in Lagos state for alleged embezzlement of government funds.

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Source: Naij.com

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