Why Senate decides to Shutdown Bet9ja operations in Nigeria


Senate’s Threats to Bet9ja over Discontinuation 'For Non-Remittance
Of Dues' To The Federal Government.

The Senate Committee on Youth and Sports on Tuesday has exposed threats to order the discontinuation of the popular betting site, Bet9ja if the company refuses to honour its invitation for the second time.
Why Senate decides to Shutdown Bet9ja operations in Nigeria

Speaking during the authentication of lotto companies licensed to operate within Nigeria, Senator Obinna Ogba, Chairman of the Committee, said it was luckless that Bet9ja deemed it fit to refuse to show up after the invitation by committee.


He ordered the clerk of the house to write the popular betting site again, threatening that failure to honour the invitation from the house the third time, will result in permanent discontinuation of the betting site.
“Clerk, write to Bet9ja again. If they did not honour our invitation, we will ask the National Lottery Commission to seal their offices,” he said.

According to him, the Senate is making efforts aimed at assisting the Lottery Commission to generate money for the Federal Government.

“We want to see bet9ja. They can’t run away”, he added.

The chairman clarified that the authentication followed series of complaints against the betting companies, adding that “some don’t even have offices while others have not been making remittances to the government.”

“Some got the licenses but are not operating. The new regulation only give them one year to start operations,” he noted.

Meanwhile, about 20 other betting companies appeared before the committee for the verification exercise.


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