What is CORA?
In its effort to drastically reduce the negative impact of corruption in the society, the Nigerian government recently announced a Whistle Blower policy which specifies 2.5% to 5% of total recovery as reward for citizens who blow the whistle on acts of corruption.
Corruption Anonymous (CORA) is a project of the Africa Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) (www.africmil.org) that seeks to build public confidence and support for the Whistle Blower Initiative, and advocate for a national policy on whistleblower protection to institutionalise the guideline and reinforce protection for whistle-blowers.
To improve outcome of the whistleblower guideline, AFRICMIL will focus on four major federal revenue agencies, noted for the corruption risk, to popularize and canvass support of staff unions and officials to whistle blow on corruption in the agencies. It is expected that the project will contribute to accountability in Nigeria’s public sector and build public confidence in the current administration’s anti-corruption effort.