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NLRC: All is set for Maiden National Gaming Conference
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Wed, 28 Jul 2021   ||   Nigeria,

Wednesday- 28th July, 2021: All is for the National Gaming Conference, organized by National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC).


The conference which aims at enhancing lottery business in Nigeria is scheduled to hold at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos by 9:00.

The 2-Day conference which is the first of its kind in the history of lottery in Nigeria will begin today, 28th to 29th July, 2021.

In a press release, which was made available to CEOAFRICA, the Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila, noted that all the major and critical stakeholders in the lottery business in Nigeria have been specially invited to take part in the conference and make concrete contributions towards further development of lottery in Nigeria.

The Minister of Special Duties and Inter–governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume will open discussion at the conference, while Yahaya Maikori, Founder of Law Alliance is billed to give the keynote address.

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator Obinna Ogba; Chairman of the House Committee on Sports, Hon. Akin Alabi and Chairman, Governing Board of the Commission, Alhaji Abdulfatai Ibikunle would give the legislative and executive perspectives, respectively.

Topics to be discussed at the conference include: Understanding financial regulatory obligations of gaming operators, Legislative reforms for the gaming industry in the 21st Century, Developing local Technology for the Nigerian Gaming Industry: A possibility or myth, and Responsible gaming and players protection: a call for improvement.

The sponsors are: Premier Lotto (Baba Ijebu), Winners Golden Chance, R&S Lotto, Bet9ja, Bet king, Bet Bonanza, Bet Biga, Bet Winner, ilot, Wys Solicitors, Mel Bet, Bang Bet and ANB.

Gbajabiamila stated that the conference, which is a product of series of robust developmental activities of his commission, would rigorously examine all the various aspects of the trade, particularly, factors militating against its much expected growth and come up with solutions which he said, will be painstakingly followed up.

Ever since his assumption of office, Mr. Gbajabiamila has shown uncommon interest and commitment towards improving the lottery industry, making it a major source of revenue for the country; and an industry to combat the unbridled youth unemployment in the country.


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