The Senate Committee on Youth and Sports on Tuesday threatened to order the shutdown of Bet9ja workplace if the corporation did not honour its invitation for a second time.
The Chairman of the Committee, Obinna Ogba, made the remark on the National Assembly, Abuja, at some stage in the verification of loto companies with the license to operate in Nigeria.
Mr Ogba (PDP, Ebonyi Central) stated it turned into unlucky that Bet9ja refused to honour the committee’s invitation.
“Clerk, write to Bet9ja again. If they did now 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 toward supporting the lottery commission to generate cash for the federal authorities.
”We want to peer bet9ja. They can’t run away,” he stated.
The chairman defined that the verification followed a chain of complaints in opposition to the making a bet companies, adding that ”a few don’t even have workplaces at the same time as others have no longer been making remittances to the authorities.”
”Some got the licences however they are now not running. The new law only gives them 12 months to begin operations,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, about 20 different making a bet organizations seemed earlier than the committee for the verification workout.