THE Federal Government has been told that lack of adequate protection for whistleblowers in Nigeria is hampering citizen’s participation in the war against corruption.
The assertion was made, yesterday, by the Chairman, Human and Environmental Development Agenda, Suraju Olanrewaju; Godwin Onyeacholem of African Centre for Media and Information Literacy, AFRICMIL, and Convener of Good Governance Team, Tunde Salman, during a radio programme, “Public Conscience produced by the Progressive Impact Organisation for Community Development, PRIMORG.
This came on the heels of the dismissal of Fidelia Onoghaife, a Nigerian working with Embassy of Netherlands in Abuja for exposing the complicity of Shell Development Corporation of Nigeria in the on-going investigation of the Operating License 245 oil scam.
Reacting to the development, Olanrewaju said HEDA was expecting the Federal Government to intervene swiftly in the maltreatment of a Onoghaife after petitioning Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffey Onyeama.
Furthermore, he said they were reaching out to Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, for intervention
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