If you’re the last to catch this bit of news, let’s give it to you real quick.
Nigerians may have found the newest and most legitimate way to make cool cash. How, you ask? It’s Whistleblowing! The policy introduced in December by the Federal Government where a person, any person who exposes fraud that leads to cash recovery in the public or private sector receives between 2.5% to 5% of the monies recovered. Now, who says the government isn’t working?
On Thursday, the EFCC discovered a huge amount of cash stashed away in an apartment in Ikoyi and according to the anti-graft agency, the money is believed to be “proceeds of unlawful activity”. How huge is this amount of money everyone seems to talking about here sef? The EFCC said it’s $43.4million, 27,800 pounds and N23.2 million.
Who tipped the EFCC off about the existence of that apartment and its frightful content? A whistleblower. Let’s cut out the process but if the FG sticks to its promise, this unknown individual will receive about 5% of the recovered $50million. Quick maths…that’s about $2.5million. *sighs* What is university education and an office job when you can earn so much just by quick amebo?
The most interesting part of this drama is how whistleblowing has become the subject of some of the best memes we’ve seen recently. You already know that Nigerians will never let any political issue, no matter its magnitude, steal their joy, hence these hilarious memes:
EFCC : time to blow whistle. Who do you know has loot?
— Mat'agu (@Miss_Matagu) March 21, 2017