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 the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos under the chairmanship of Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Senator Dr. George Akume.
The 2-Day conference, the first of its kind in the history of lottery in Nigeria, will be attended by all the critical stakeholders in the lottery industry including the Chairman of Senate Committee on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba, Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs, Hon. Akin Alabi and the Chairman, Governing Board of NLRC, Alhaji Abdulfatai Ibikunle.
With the theme “Repositioning the gaming industry for better performance and revenue enhancement for stakeholders in the 21st century,” Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila, director general of the NLRC, said the conference, would come up with ground breaking strategies on ways to enhance lottery business in the country with a view to making lottery a major source of revenue in the country and solve the challenges of unbridled youth unemployment in Nigeria.
He 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.
Senator would open discussion at the conference while Yahaya Maikori, founder of Law Alliance is billed to give the key note address.
Senator Ogba, Hon. Alabi and Alhaji 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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