Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity when he spoke with State House correspondents Wednesday said that the government is considering ways of enhancing the structural capacity of the whistle-blower mechanism. He said:
“In a word, government thinks that the whistle-blower mechanism is too important to be left without a strategic, national direction”.
Garba Shehu continued to say: “No public policy can succeed or go far enough without public support and participation. When the citizens realise they are victims of corruption, they may feel encouraged to join the efforts to expose looted funds”.
Shehu explained that the recovery of huge amounts of looted funds through the efforts of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and whistle-blowers “is a revelation about the mindless, callous and reckless scale on which Nigeria had been robbed by unpatriotic and egregiously selfish public officials”.