The senate has passed the Public Interest Disclosure and Complaints (Enactment) Bill 2021 following the consideration of a report by the joint committee on anti-corruption and financial crimes, ethics, privileges and public petitions of the National assembly.
The chairman of the joint committee, Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari (Kaduna North), said the bill, also known as the Whistle Blower Bill, was a critical component in the anti-corruption war that needed a streamlined framework for its implementation.
Sen Kwari explained that the bill established an appropriate framework for rewarding and protecting persons making public interest disclosures and the protection of their rights.
The lawmaker further said the bill sought to strengthen the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) and to provide a legal and institutional framework for the regulation and management of public interest disclosure and protection of the discloser.
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