The Federal Government on Tuesday has revealed that N13.8 billion has been recovered from various tax evaders with the aid of whistleblowers.
This was declared by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed while addressing the media in his hometown in Oro, Kwara State.
The minister also said that the Federal Government also recovered N7.8 billion, $378 million and 27,800 pounds from public officials.
“The fight against corruption has been unrelenting, without fear or favour. The administration has driven corruption under the table. Nigerians no longer celebrate the corrupt. Looters no longer sleep at night, as the long arm of the law closes in on them,” he said.
“This administration has embarked on institutional reforms to curb corruption. The diligent implementation of the treasury single account (TSA) has plugged the loopholes being exploited to steal public funds.”
The federal government in 2016 launched the whistleblowing programme through the ministry of finance to encourage people to disclose information about fraud, bribery and looted government funds.
Whistleblowers receive between 2.5% – 5% of recovered funds.