The National Gaming Conference put together by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) for the enhancement of lottery business in Nigeria takes off tomorrow (Wednesday, July 28, 2021) at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The 2-Day conference is the first of its kind in the history of lottery in Nigeria.
Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila who made the disclosure in a statement today said that all the major and critical stakeholders in the lottery business have been specially invited to take part in the conference and make concrete contributions towards further development of the game in Nigeria.
Gbajabiamila stated that the conference, 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, would be painstakingly followed up.
Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume would open discussion at the conference, while Yahaya Maikori, Founder of Law Alliance is billed to give the key note address.
The Chairman of Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator Obinna Ogba; Chairman of 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.
Since 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.
Topics to be treated 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.
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