The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun says the federal government had received over 2,500 tips from whistle-blowers that could lead to loot recovery and blocking of leakages.
Adeosun made the disclosure at a town hall meeting in Abuja on Tuesday while highlighting the achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Speaking on other measures being used to fight corruption, Adeosun said apart from the TSA (Treasury Single Account), the whistle-blower policy has helped make every Nigerian a detective.
"As we know, the policy says if you know something, say something and patriotic Nigerians are now saying a lot of things. We have over 2,500 tips from various quarters.
"They are not just the big monies that we see in the papers, but the other monies, like someone diverting the money of a university.
"We go in there and we stop it. I think the fight against corruption is the people’s fight. Note that not all the whistle-blowers are looking for rewards. Some are just patriotic citizens.
The minister also pointed that the whistleblowing policy is now that everyone has embraced the policy
On the issue of ghost workers, Adeosun said the federal government is removing dead people from the payroll every week.
"We are blocking loopholes such that people taking the salaries of 10 or 20 people can no longer do that.
"We have also been able to create more employment by flushing out the ghost workers", Adeosun addedtopics from