The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC) has so far recovered over N540 billion through the Whistle Blower Policy.
The minister disclosed this on Tuesday at the 71st General Assembly of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, a statement by his ministry said.
Represented by the Director, Public Relations and Protocol of the ministry, Mr Sunny Adejoh Baba, the minister said the EFCC also successfully launched a major onslaught on the seeming “high-and-mighty” in the society, who had soiled their hands with shady deals, leading to the recovery of choice assets across the country.
He enjoined the media to align itself with the policies and programmes of the Buhari administration aimed at ridding the country of the cancer of corruption, in order to free funds for development projects, which will uplift the standard of living of the citizenry.
Alhaji Mohammed said the launch of the Digital Switch Over (DSO) in Jos in April 2016 underscored the administration’s determination to democratize the right to know, the right to knowledge and the right to be informed.