The Federal Government has commenced a mechanism of extending the whistle blower policy to illegal weapons’ possession by politicians and other public figures.
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, told State House reporters on Wednesday that this was aimed at exposing those keeping deadly arms for communal violence and sinister political motives.
“Yes, it is true, the presidency has has received suggestions that call for the whistle blower policy to be extended to the possession of illegal weapons by powerful individuals in the country. The government will look at all that and make a pronouncement. Nigerians would be encouraged to expose the presence of illegal weapons in the homes of powerful politicians and other public figures who may use those deadly arms for sinister political agenda.”
Shehu quoted Buhari as commending Nigerians for their support and assuring that all recovered funds would be applied to their welfare and happiness, adding that no country can achieve progress with corruption.
By Tony Nwanne