The Corruption Anonymous (CORA) Whistle-blowing Platform a.k.a. 'Blow The Whistle!' was launched at Yar'Adua Centre, Abuja on the 14th of July, 2022. I was a stakeholder at the event. The platform enables citizens report cases of corruption anonymously. The initiative is the brain child of the African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (ACMIL) and Partners United, supported by MacArthur Foundation.
Some of the participants are:
*Representative of the Minister of Finance, Budget & National Planning - Dr. Zainab Ahmed
*Representative of the Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) - Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye
*Senior Programme Officer, MacArthur Foundation - Dr. Amina Salihu
*Coordinator, African Centre for Media & Information Literacy - Dr. Chido Onumah
*Independent Conflict Transformation Strategist - Dr. Dayo Oluyemi-Kusa
*Director, Public Policy Initiative, Yar'Adua Foundation - Amara Nwakpa
*Representative of the EFCC
*Representative of the Nigeria Police
*Representative of National Orientation Agency (NOA)
*Representative Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB)
*Representative Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU)
After the formal launch of the CORA Tool on Partners United, there was a panel discussion on 'Practical Approaches & Best Practices for Incentivising Whistle-blowing in Nigeria'. The panel was chaired by Dr. Inya Ode (Lux Terra Foundation). The discussants were Oke Epia (OrderPaper Advocacy Initiative), Johnson Oluwadare (Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit), Azuka Ogugua (ICPC), Ayo Olowonihi (EFCC Academy).
CORA is indeed a valuable addition to the already existing platforms for reporting cases of corruption...