The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Lanre Gbajabiamila, visited the Nigerian National Lottery in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday.
Gbajabiamila’s visit was to inspect the facilities before the takeoff of the National Games in the country.
The objective of the visit was to learn about the company’s operations and its commitment to responsible gaming and to show the government’s commitment to the development of the NLN.
The CEO was greeted by NLN Managing Director Layi Onafowokan who took him on a tour of its facilities, including its state-of-the-art digital lottery systems, security measures and customer service operations.
Gbajabiamila speaking was pleased with the progress made in preparing the facility, and urged staff to stay focused on the task ahead. She said the NLRC would continue to work with the Nigerian National Lottery to ensure it meets the highest standards of quality and integrity.
According to him, the NLRC is confident that the Nigerian National Lottery will make an important contribution to the economic growth and development of Nigeria. Therefore, the NLRC is committed to ensuring that the national game is well regulated and meets international standards. He stressed that they were looking forward to the successful launch of the National Game.
Gbajabiamila said: “It was a privilege to visit the Nigerian National Lottery today. The company’s commitment to responsible gaming, ethical operations and transparency is commendable and serves as a model for the lottery industry. I appreciate National Lottery Nigeria’s efforts to contribute to the nation’s revenue and look forward to working together to ensure that the lottery industry continues to thrive and serve Nigeria.”
He also had a discussion with the management team and praised their contributions and commitment to creating jobs and economic opportunity in the community.
Onafowokan expressed the NLN’s commitment to the success of the national game. He also thanked the NLRC for the support and guidance he had given them.
He said: “We would also like to reassure you that what we are doing today will economically benefit Nigerians in general. We guarantee that the games we have lined up will change people’s lives and we will guarantee responsible gaming.
In addition, we will be supporting various initiatives in the areas of sports, education and health. These are paramount to the Nigerian people and we will support these causes. Once again, we thank you for this courtesy visit. Please be assured that the Nigerian National Lottery is ready to launch the National Games in a very short time.”
Onafowokan added: “We are honored that Gbajabiamila is visiting us today. This visit demonstrates the importance that the government places on the lottery industry and its impact on the local economy. We are proud of our company’s commitment to responsible gaming, ethical operations and transparency, and we are confident that this visit will further strengthen our relationship with the government.
“The Nigerian National Lottery (National Game) was designed as a social intervention tool that will directly and positively affect the lives of Nigerians by giving them the chance to win delicious prizes. The company also aims to start a “Good Causes” Foundation that supports sport, youth, education, healthcare provision, bereavement assistance and much more.”