NIGERIA’S MINISTRY OF FINANCE RECEIVES 2251 CASES OF WHISTLEBLOWING, RELEASES CONTACTS FOR MORE

[MINISTRY OF FINANCE PRESS RELEASE] by @FinMinNigeria

WHISTLEBLOWER UPDATE (as at 24th March, 2017) #FMFWhistle

I. TOTAL COMMUNICATION RECEIVED – 2,251

Communication includes enquiries, tips, compliments and general advice from the public.

a. Website (www.whistle.finance.gov.ng) – 95
b. Calls – (09098067946) – 1,550
c. SMS – 412
d. Emails ( whistle@finance.gov.ng) – 194

II. TOTAL NUMBER OF TIPS RECEIVED – 282

a. Tips received through Calls – 49
b. Tips received through SMS – 87
c. Tips received through Website – 95
d. Tips received through E-mail – 51

III. ACTIONABLE TIPS RECEIVED – 154

Some of the tip types include:

i. Contract Inflation and Conversion of Government Assets to Personal use
ii. Ghost workers
iii. Payment of unapproved funds
iv. Embezzlement of salaries of terminated personnel
v. Improper reduction of financial penalties
vi. Diversion of Funds meant for distribution to a particular group of people (farmers)
vii. Diversion of funds to personal commercial Bank Accounts to earn interest
viii. Non-Remittance of Pension & NHIS Deductions
ix. Failure to Implement projects for which funds have been provided
x. Embezzlement of funds received from Donor agencies
xi. Embezzlement of funds meant for payment of Personnel emoluments
xii. Violation of TSA regulations by keeping funds in Commercial banks
xiii. Violation of FIRS (VAT) regulation by adjusting Value Added Tax payment
xiv. Non-procurement of equipment required for Aviation Safety
xv. Money laundering and Diversion of funds meant for approved projects
xvi. Illegal Sale of Government Assets
xvii. Diversion of Revenue (IGR)
xviii. Financial misappropriations (embezzlement)
xix. Concealed bailout funds
xx. Mismanagement of Microfinance banks
xxi. Illegal Recruitments
xxii. Violation of procurement Act

Festus Akanbi
SA Media to Honourable Minister of Finance
Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja

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