The Federal Government has lamented on the reluctance of Nigerians to report corrupt practices to respective agencies and has encouraged them to not be afraid of doing so.
Executive Secretary, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, Sadiq Raddah challenged Nigerians during his speech at the public presentation of the report of a survey on five years of whistle-blowing policy in Nigeria carried out by the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy.
He stated that their reluctancy is because many are afraid to die even for a good cause.
Raddah challenged such individuals not to be afraid, he however asked them not to be careless. He said;
“Since the idea of whistleblowing began, we have realised some problems by people who want to blow the whistle.
“Yes, it is good to be afraid but if you become captive of fear and you want to be righteous, you end up being a captive without delivering.
”I have always said we must be willing to pay the price for doing what is good, including losing our lives.
“I have said several times that nobody wants to die but it is not bad to die while trying to pursue what is good. So people who want to blow the party history across the country, please try not to be afraid but indeed don’t be careless.
“Whistle blowing should extend to assets declaration. Now we have the Companies and Allied Matters Act CAMA and you can take advantage of it. People should learn to declare their assets in this country because you cannot be in government and three months later, you own estates, filling stations and hotels everywhere. It is not possible.”