Cleen Foundation, PIDI Draft Bill For Domestication Of Whistleblower Policy In Bauchi

The Cleen Foundation in collaboration with Prison Inmate Development Initiative (PIDI-Nigeria) with support from Partners Global United States has drafted a bill for a law to domesticate the Whistle blower policy of the federal government in Bauchi state.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of Cleen Foundation, Mr. Nnamdi Odo made this known at a one day project Outcome Assessment Workshop, held at Yimir Hotel and Suites in Bauchi.

According to Mr Nnamdi, the assessment workshop is in tandem with the project the Foundation implemented since 2018, which has to do with the advocacy of the adoption of the whistle blower policy in Bauchi state.

He said that the project started with engagements with Civil Society Organizations, stakeholders in the state and the media who developed a draft bill, expressing optimism that the stakeholders will welcome the bill, having engaged members of the house of Assembly and the executive arm of the government.

“From the resolutions of the stakeholders from this assessment workshop, hopefully, the bill will be with the State House of Assembly next week.The ministry of justice has promised to work on the bill so that the Assembly can have the bill”

“There are different perspectives from stakeholders which we need to engage constructively. We have to make them understand that this is for good governance in the state and for the people to have a mechanism to engage in the fight against corruption that the federal government is championing” he said.

In his address at the event, the Executive Director PIDI Nigeria, Mr Mbami Iliya charged stakeholders at the workshop to continue to support and push for the implementation of the whistle blower policy in the state, saying that it will serve as a mechanism for all citizens to participate and contribute in strengthening the anti-corruption figth in the state and country at large.

Represented by the Monitoring and Evaluation officer Mr. Sommidah Ayuba, Mr. Mbami commended the leadership of the Bauchi state house of Assembly, the state police command, the judiciary, NOA and NHRC for the support it has given to ensure that the whistleblower policy becomes a law in the state.

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