Senate threatens to order shutdown of Bet9ja [ see full details ]


The Senate Committee on Youth and Sports on Tuesday threatened to order the shutdown of Bet9ja workplace if the corporate failed to honour its invitation for a second time. The Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Obinna Ogba, made the comment on the National Assembly, Abuja throughout the verification of loto corporations with license to function in Nigeria.

Ogba (PDP Ebonyi Central) stated it was unlucky that Bet9ja refused to honour the committee’s invitation. “Clerk, write to Bet9ja again. If they did not honour our invitation, we will ask the National Lottery Commission to seal their offices,” he stated.

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According to him, the Senate is making efforts aimed toward aiding the Lottery Commission to generate cash for the Federal Government. ”We need to see bet9ja. They can’t run away,” he stated. The chairman defined that the verification adopted collection of complaints towards the betting corporations, including that ”some don’t even have places of work whereas others haven’t been making remittances to the federal government.” ”Some obtained the licences however they don’t seem to be working. The new regulation solely give them one year to begin operations,” he famous. Meanwhile, about 20 different betting corporations appeared earlier than the committee for the verification train. (NAN)



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