Who is a ‘Whistleblower’ ?
Definition: A whistleblower is a person, who could be an employee of a company, or a government agency, disclosing information to the public or some higher authority about any wrongdoing, which could be in the form of fraud, corruption, etc.
Description: A whistleblower is a person who comes forward and shares his/her knowledge on any wrongdoing which he/she thinks is happening in the whole organisation or in a specific department. A whistleblower could be an employee, contractor, or a supplier who becomes aware of any illegal activities.
Federal Government has paid N439.276 million to 14 whistleblower and also paid 375.8 million to 20 whistleblower, who facilitated the recovery of N11.6 billion.
Hence, for someone to hack into INEC Server and provided an authentic information is highly commendable. This is simply an act of patriotism.