NGOs urge auditors in Bauchi to encourage whistle blowers

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NGOs urge auditors in Bauchi to encourage whistle blowers

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Civil right organizations known as Cleen foundation and Prison Inmate Development Initiative (PIDI-NIGERIA) have called on the Auditor General of Bauchi state, Alhaji Abdu Usman Aliyu to encourage whistle blowers with a view to curbing the menace of corruption in government ministries, departments and agencies.

Executive Director PIDI-Nigeria Mr Mbami Iliya Sabka made the call when he led members of the organizations to an advocacy visit to the Auditor General.

According to him, whistle blowers play key role in the fight against corruption by exposing the culprits for authorities to act, hence the need to for stakeholders in the anti corruption crusade to encourage them.

He opined that if the whistle blower bill is passed into law, it will help in eradicating corrupt practices in the state.

“Sir, following that your name is a household name and a very indigenous one, we are ready to partner with the organization and other civil society groups to play a key role as a potential whistle blower in fighting corruption in Bauchi state,” he said.

Sabka explained that PIDI-NIGERIA is bent on fighting corruption, monitoring and evaluation of human rights violation and abuses in Nigeria especially the when it affects the down trodden members of the society.

Responding, the Auditor General, Alhaji Abdu Usman promised to work hand in hand with PIDI, saying that their agendas are synonymous to his office which has zero tolerance to corruption.