EFFECT OF WHISTLEBLOWING POLICY ON CORRUPTION IN NIGER STATE, NIGERIA (2015 – 2019)

Authors

  • Yahaya Mohammed Ibrahim Babangida University Lapai, Niger State

Keywords:

Whistleblowing, Corruption, Effect

Abstract

The research is centered on the effect of whistleblowing policy on corruption in niger state, nigeria (2015–2019). The objective of the study is to assess the impact of the whistleblowing policy on corruption levels in Niger State, to identify the challenges and limitations faced in implementing the whistleblowing policy in Niger State and to provide suggestion for improving the effectiveness of the whistleblowing policy in combating corruption in Niger State. The study employs a mixed-methods approach, combining qualitative and quantitative research methods using survey research approach by adopting primary source of data collection in use of questionnaires. The study's participants are staff of stakeholders, including government officials, whistleblowers, and representatives from civil society organizations in Niger state simple random sampling was used to sample a number of 300 respondents for the study. The study utilizes multiple regressions adopting simple percentage, mean, rank and frequency count for data analysis. Findings of the reveals whistleblowing policy has reduced corruption in niger state, whistleblowing policy has been in deterring corrupt practices in niger state, whistleblowing policy increased transparency and accountability in government institutions in niger state, whistleblowing policy has contributed to a decrease in the occurrence of corruption-related incidents in niger state, whistleblowing policy has created a safer environment for individuals to report corruption cases in niger state, In line with findings the researcher make recommendation that the agencies should enhance the existing legal framework to provide comprehensive protection for whistleblowers in Niger State, launch extensive awareness campaigns to educate the public about the benefits of whistleblowing and the procedures for reporting corruption, establish a system of financial incentives and rewards for whistleblowers who provide credible information that leads to successful prosecutions or recovery of illicitly obtained assets and establish a dedicated, toll-free hotline that operates 24/7 for reporting corruption cases.

Author Biography

Yahaya Mohammed, Ibrahim Babangida University Lapai, Niger State

Department of Public Administration,
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State

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Published

2024-04-16

How to Cite

Mohammed, Y. (2024). EFFECT OF WHISTLEBLOWING POLICY ON CORRUPTION IN NIGER STATE, NIGERIA (2015 – 2019). Journal of Political Discourse, 2(1 (2), 33–44. Retrieved from https://jopd.com.ng/index.php/jopdz/article/view/110