The lawyer of the Nigerian whistleblowers who reported a hidden $43m, told BBC Hausa that they are still awaiting their reward.
The $43m was discovered on April.
The $100 bills were stacked in wardrobes and filing cabinets in an apartment in Lagos, Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed Nigeria’s intelligence chief, Ayo Oke after he was associated to the money discovered.
Last December, the government vowed to grant people who reports corruption with 5% of the money they provide information about.
It was part of an attempt to fight corruption.
Yakubu Galadima, the whistle-blowers’ lawyer, said to BBC Hausa that they even wrote a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari regarding the reward but they were unlucky.
Kemi Adeosun, Nigerian Minister of Finance, has however contested that the government holding back the money.
She stated in a statement that the reward for whistleblowers is being taken care of for payment this month.
The government asserts that so far more than 20 other whistle-blowers have been paid.