IGP Seeks Whistleblowing On Corrupt Policemen

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has urged whistleblowers to report the misconduct of policemen to the appropriate quarters.

He made the call yesterday in Abuja at the inauguration of a partnership between the police and Akin Fadeyi Foundation on anti-corruption initiative.

The police boss said any officer found culpable would be dealt with, noting that public scrutiny would make the personnel to be more accountable.He said: “Nigerians should blow the whistle on police corruption through the various platforms that we have set up on WhatsApp, Instagram, email and GSM telephone numbers.

Represented by the Deputy Inspector General in charge of Operations, Joshak Habila, he said the various platforms are available for all to access.He disclosed that a national conference would soon be convened to discuss the persistent herdsmen and farmers’ clash in the country.

The Director of the foundation said he was spurred to initiate the anti-corruption advocacy to create an efficient police force that is public-friendly and responsible in the eyes of the public.
Meanwhile, the whistle blowing policy has led to the discovery of counterfeit and unregistered products worth over N200 million in Ota, Ogun State.The Acting Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mrs. Yetunde Oni, disclosed this yesterday.

She said whistleblowers led the agency to discover a building at Omotosho Crescent, near tollgate where some fraudsters were producing herbal bitters with fake NAFDAC registration numbers.

The NAFDAC boss said one Innocent Merry Iloabuchi, owned the illegal factory, which was producing in a dirty environment and below Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
Also, a human rights group, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari tosponsor a bill to enact whistleblowing into law.

The Guardian

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for visiting, please show some love and drop a comment if you find this post intresting.
Also subscribe to our BBM Channel for daily BBM updates C00378977, BBM Pin D3DF21B1