By Archibong Jeremiah
Nigerian journalist, activist and Publisher of CrossRiverWatch Citizen Agba Jalingo who in an article revealed how Governor Ayade approved and diverted N500m meant for Cross River Microfinance Bank.
He was arrested in Lagos on August 22, 2019, and subsequently charged for treasonable felony, terrorism, cultism, and disturbance of public peace.
Citizen Jalingo was nominated for the second edition of Gani Fawehinmi Impact and Integrity Award (GFIIA). He was nominated into the valuable whistle blower category.
HEDA Resource Centre, with the support of MacArthur Foundation, had institute an Annual Award called Gani Fawehinmi Impact and Integrity Award (GFIIA).
The award which is named in honor of late Human Rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi is designed to reward act of Integrity, Accountability and Whistleblowing to deserving Nigerians of imperturbable characteristic, Courage, Selflessness and Honesty. To this end, HEDA presents its Annual Celebration and Honor for Integrity, Accountability and Whistleblowing to deserving Patriots.
The award aims to encourage, promote, celebrate and protect the uncommon principles of openness, honesty, probity, accountability and transparency in public and private life and whistleblowing to deserving persons and bodies.
Also in the category is Murtala Aliyu Ibrahim.
He as auditor of the Bank refused to partake in wilful manipulation of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria financial report, his appointment was terminated by the Bank but he appealed the the decision at the federal ministry of power works and housing in which the committee constituted by the minister directed for his reinstatement.
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