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Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by Nobody: 2:40pm On Apr 16, 2017

Following the controversy surrounding the ownership of the N13bn ($43.4m, N23m and £27,000) found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address country on the matter.

SERAP said such would resolve doubts among Nigerians, who were already doubting the anti-corruption war of the president.

The organization also called on the president to ensure legal backing for his government’s whistle-blowing policy by vigorously pursuing the passing by the National Assembly of the Whistle-blower Bills.

Both Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the National Intelligence Agency last week claimed ownership of the cash.
This is as CNPP warned that it would organise mass protest if the presidency doesn’t reveal identity of the owner of the money.

In a statement on Sunday by SERAP executive director, Adetokunbo Mumuni, the organization said that, “The government’s increasing reliance on whistle-blowers’ tips to fight corruption has to be backed by some level of transparency and accountability in the real identities of those claiming recovered cash. Clearing the doubts surrounding the real identities of those behind the Ikoyi cash haul would demonstrate that the president values transparency over secrecy, provide further encouragement to blow the whistle on governmental corruption, and enhance the public right to know.”

According to the organization, “Democracy abhors secrecy, and for Nigerians to be able to hold elected leaders accountable, they must have access to information such as on the real identities of those behind the Ikoyi cash haul. This transparency is fundamental to the operation of the government’s whistle-blower policy, and inextricably rooted in the notions of good governance and the rule of law under the 1999 Nigerian constitution (as amended).

The statement read in part: “No good comes from secrecy in governance, as officials who have become accustomed to operating without accountability are loath to relinquish the power that comes from conducting their business without public scrutiny. When public authorities resist efforts to shine a light on their activities, it gives the impression that there is something to hide. It’s counter-productive to overstate national security based secrecy needs, as secrecy encourages poorly informed and under-vetted decision-making.”


“Public scrutiny is a prerequisite for changing harmful, entrenched practices. Rather than operating the whistle-blowers policy as hidden, mysterious mechanism at the far edge of democracy, this government should make the operation of policy more transparent and accessible to the public. Both transparency and accountability are necessary to uphold the rights of victims of corruption and ensure that suspected perpetrators are held to account. The ‘sky will not fall’ if the true identities of those behind the Ikoyi cash haul are revealed.”

“It’s clear that as the EFCC continues to uncover more suspected looted or ill-gotten cash, those blowing the whistle will need greater level of protection. But without outlawing retaliation and attacks against whistle-blowers, and taking a firm stance on protecting them, the incentive of bounty rewards would be negated, as potential whistle-blowers may be discouraged from performing invaluable public interest service.”

“It shouldn’t be the case that the government knows the risks of whistle-blowing and yet fails to provide the needed legal protection against retaliation and attacks, regardless of whether whistle-blowers are entitled to bounties.”

“The policy of giving whistle-blowers some percentage of recovered loot would seem to be a game changer in the fight against corruption but this government now has to squarely address the significant risks that those who blow the whistle face by urgently working with the National Assembly to ensure the necessary legal backing that would ensure protection against reprisals and attacks.”

“The government should ensure that the National Assembly expedites the process of passing the Whistle-Blower Bill, as ensuring that the bill is passed without further delay would recognize the necessity of whistleblowers and the value they add to the anti-corruption fight by reporting otherwise unknown corruption-related information. It would also ensure that whistle-blowers are fully protected from any retaliation and attacks they may experience, and that the government fully appreciates the information they provide.”

“Continuing delay in the passing of the Whistle-Blower Bill would have a chilling effect on potential whistleblowers and hinder the public’s ability to learn about the kind of cash haul found in Ikoyi and elsewhere across the country. It’s also contrary to Article 33 of the UN Convention on Corruption, which Nigeria has ratified. The convention obligates the government to put in place appropriate measures to provide protection against any unjustified treatment for any person who reports in good faith and on reasonable grounds to the competent authorities any facts concerning offences established in accordance with the convention.”


SOURCE: http://dailypost.ng/2017/04/16/buhari-speak-48m-nigerians-doubting-corruption-war-serap/

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by YourImaginaryBF: 2:43pm On Apr 16, 2017
The money belongs to Goodluck Ebele Jona.

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by ShobayoEmma(m): 2:46pm On Apr 16, 2017
Unfortunately dumb don't speak

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by Nobody: 2:47pm On Apr 16, 2017
Before he says anything, let him pay Wike his commission first for blowing the whistle on the unclaimed N13 billion

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by gberra: 2:52pm On Apr 16, 2017
You want Saraki & his gang of thieves pass the whistle-blower bill into law thereby digging their own graves... They are professional thieves, they ain't stupid.

The Ministry of Finance got this covered as yet.

Ipobs always cry embarassed embarassed

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by DickDastardly(m): 2:54pm On Apr 16, 2017
grin cheesy
Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by chriskosherbal(m): 3:11pm On Apr 16, 2017
Am just grin grin cheesy grin grin
Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by thinkdip(m): 3:21pm On Apr 16, 2017
YourImaginaryBF:
Are you stupid?
Get a thinking cap and stop posting rubbish

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by Vicboi1(m): 3:22pm On Apr 16, 2017
We need to start killing this politicians whether APC or PDP they are all criminals imagine a country of almost 60 yrs doesn't have electricity or good roads.
My brother and sisters pls be wise don't fight for those bastards politicians they don't care about you only when they need your vote.

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by Nobody: 3:28pm On Apr 16, 2017
Vicboi1:
We need to start killing this politicians whether APC or PDP they are all criminals imagine a country of almost 60 yrs doesn't have electricity or good roads
Something like a mass burial

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by Iamwrath: 3:48pm On Apr 16, 2017
People never cease to Amaze me , EFCC has not named the owner, it's Buhari that'll name the owner ??

Na Buhari raid the house ?

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by Iamwrath: 3:49pm On Apr 16, 2017
I support jungle justice for all Political criminals especially the looters

Govt should strip them of their money , houses , cars and honor


then throw them to the masses

Vicboi1:
We need to start killing this politicians whether APC or PDP they are all criminals imagine a country of almost 60 yrs doesn't have electricity or good roads

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by jmoore(m): 7:28pm On Apr 16, 2017
The whistleblower is the thief, he/she will retain 5% of the $48 million.


This government is playing games with us.

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by TosineGuy(m): 7:29pm On Apr 16, 2017
if someone says i should keep 550 million naira in my house. I will simply collect 350 million and buy a house and a car and do some music that davido will feature in it, it will a hit hopefully cos i will promote it with huge money. Don't judge me abeg. I no go report anytin about money oh not in this reccession. grin

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by Lanre4uonly(m): 7:29pm On Apr 16, 2017
Sooner or later, the truth will unfold.

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by CollinsWeGlobe(m): 7:29pm On Apr 16, 2017
The only thing that will save us in this country is a revolution. The revolution will begin with those young people who support politicians. How can someone whose parents are suffering, happily supporting politicians, are you okay? May God help us in this country.

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by Indigbo: 7:29pm On Apr 16, 2017
Another wailer's group undecided

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by Splashme: 7:31pm On Apr 16, 2017
Amaechi owns the money.
Magu just scored an own goal by exposing the APC camp in error.

Now, they are confused and still brainstorming on the lie to tell Nigerians

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by MrPeterson(m): 7:31pm On Apr 16, 2017
For where? Yinmu

Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by rozayx5(m): 7:31pm On Apr 16, 2017
undecided undecided

see i dont know how many people reason

there is no anti corruption war

if there was one, the grass cutters and dubai land lords in buharis cabinet would be in jail by now, or compulsory retirement

what we have is a vendetta / revenge mission for buharis enemies

if you believe there is anti corruption fight, you need to return all your educational certificates to the schools you obtained them cause you lack common sense

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by rallymento(m): 7:31pm On Apr 16, 2017
lol
Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by strangest(m): 7:31pm On Apr 16, 2017
Buried already
Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by Celestyn8213: 7:32pm On Apr 16, 2017
Oya Bubu over to you

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by kings09(m): 7:32pm On Apr 16, 2017
Oya bmc zombies e gberra

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by KKKWHITE(m): 7:32pm On Apr 16, 2017
Buhari , say something !!!

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by ifyalways(f): 7:32pm On Apr 16, 2017
He can't talk, he's an ENT patient. undecided

Lai Mohammed, Babachir and Daura are preparing a robust reply for Nigerians.

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by seeyouin2019: 7:33pm On Apr 16, 2017
gberra:
You want Saraki & his gang of thieves pass the whistle-blower bill into law thereby digging their own graves... They are professional thieves, they ain't stupid.

The Ministry of Finance got this covered as yet.

Ipobs always cry embarassed embarassed

Buhari media centre e-rat spotted...

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by Vicboi1(m): 7:33pm On Apr 16, 2017
Iamwrath:
I support jungle justice for all Political criminals especially the looters

Govt should strip them of their money , houses , cars and honor


then throw them to the masses

supported Nigerians leaders are bastards it's time for a revolution

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Re: Buhari Should Speak On $48m, Nigerians Doubting His Corruption War – SERAP by Lilaex: 7:33pm On Apr 16, 2017
bnyjmcg

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