The Lagos State Government has introduced a whistleblowing facility to curb fraudulent practices and uphold transparency in a business environment.
The facility, which is additionally aimed to build a speak-up culture in the public, is to be piloted by the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service -LIRS.
Speaking at the launch of the facility on Friday, 5 August 2022 in Lagos, the Executive Chairman of LIRS, Mr. Ayodele Subair revealed that the Facility does not only provide the avenue to report but also ensures the credibility of reports through investigation, feedback, and protection for such whistle-blower.
He said: “The Facility is expected to promote an enabling climate for employees and other relevant stakeholders to report wrongdoings, illegal actions, or financial crimes observed and or observed in LIRS administrative and operational activities, without fear of backlash.
“It would assist in evaluating and improving existing system and assess key practices necessary to create an effective speak-up culture. The engagement of independent assessors in this initiative is to ensure an objective and unbiased review of the issues raised.
“It would also be used to design and build an improved system or serve as a basis for internal self-assessment or external review.” Ayodele finished.