policy of the Federal Government is, and remains an offer made to the entire world, which ripened/ ripens into a unilateral and binding contract the moment somebody, anybody, the #ikoyigatewhistleblower came forward with information leading to the recovery of billions of Naira.
Sir Robert Francis' subsequent report Freedom to Speak up published in 2015 further recognises the problems faced by whistle-blowers
when raising concerns, including pressure from employers and co workers, bullying, and personal suffering.
He added that information from whistle-blowers
may not be necessarily accurate and thus an investigation must follow.
We've seen examples in the residential care sector that when whistle-blowers
are sidelined, desperate relatives resort to hidden cameras.
60% of whistle-blowers
receive no response from management, either positive or negative
program , which Thomas helped author in his former position at the SEC, gives 10 to 30 percent of the proceeds from an enforcement case to a helpful whistle-blower
Interestingly, Feldman and Lobel concluded, "often, offering monetary rewards to whistle-blowers
will lead to less, rather than more, reporting of illegality.
Most of the whistle-blowers
are internal whistle-blowers
, meaning that they report misconduct on a co-worker or superior within their company.
claimed that hundreds of students could have been awarded qualifications they did not know they had or which they had not actually achieved.
claimed hundreds of students could have been awarded qualifications they did not know they had or which they had not actually achieved.
will earn, at a minimum, $1 million to $3 million.
Yet, many companies fail to implement evidence-based policies that encourage whistle-blowers
to report wrongdoing internally--and suffer the consequences.