Welcome to Whistleblower Portal
- Violation of Government’s financial regulations e.g. failure to comply with the Financial Regulations Act, Public Procurement Act and other extant laws.
- Mismanagement or misappropriation of public funds and assets (e.g. properties and vehicles).
- Information on stolen public funds. o Information on concealed public funds.
- Financial malpractice or fraud.
- Theft. o Collecting / soliciting bribes. o Corruption. o Diversion of revenues.
- Underreporting of revenues.
- Conversion of funds for personal use. o Fraudulent and unapproved payments. o Splitting of contracts.
- Procurement fraud (kickbacks and over-invoicing etc.) o Violation of public procurement procedures. The programme does not apply to personal grievances concerning private contracts.
If the whistleblower has evidence to support the disclosures, it is expected that the whistleblower would submit them through the FMFBNP-Whistle online portal. The whistleblower is expected to state the facts with as much specific information as possible such as what occurred, who was involved and dates of occurrence so that the allegations can be investigated.
However, it is also sufficient that the whistleblower holds a reasonable belief that the information provided is true.
Concerns must be raised in public-spirit and in good faith, and the individual or group of individuals must reasonably believe that the information disclosed, and any allegations contained in it, are substantially true beyond reasonable doubt.
Any Stakeholder who whistleblows in public-spirit and in good faith will be protected, regardless of whether or not the issue raised is upheld against any Party. Any Stakeholder (internal or external) who has made a genuine disclosure and who feels that, as a result, he or she has suffered adverse treatment in retaliation should file a formal complaint to an independent panel of inquiry, that shall be set-up to handle such complaint, detailing his/her adverse treatment.
If it appears that there are reasonable grounds for making the complaint, the responsibility will be on the Party against whom the complaint of adverse treatment has been made to show that the actions complained of were not taken in retaliation for the disclosure.
Where it is established that there is a prima facie case that a Whistleblower has suffered adverse treatment (harassment, intimidation or victimization) for sharing his\her concerns with the Ministry, a further investigation may be instituted and disciplinary action may be taken against the perpetrator in accordance with the public service rules/other extant rules and a restitution shall be made to the Whistleblower for any loss suffered.
- Increase exposure of financial or financial related crimes; o Support the fight against financial crimes and corruption;
- Improved level of public confidence in public entities;
- Enhance transparency and accountability in the management of public funds; o Improve Nigeria’s Open Government Ranking and Ease of Doing Business Indicators; and
- Recovery of public funds that can be deployed to finance Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit.