03 Mar LOTTERY AGENT MAPPING
The Official Flag-off of the Lottery Agent Mapping Exercise 26th February 2016.
The National Lottery Regulatory Commission in collaboration with the National Union of Lottery Agents and Employees(NULAE) and MACT Consult Limited, today flag-off the lottery agent registration exercise, in the city of Lagos, aimed at mapping and capturing KYC information of all Lottery Agents in Nigeria, thus availing the Commission with the operational location of all lottery agents.
“Accurate Data – the Director-General says is the key to intelligent management decision making”
Process Automation is vital to growing lottery revenue in Nigeria, and this is the primary focus of the Commission in the year 2016, without data the automation is highly unattainable.
The Commission can no longer afford to continue regulating and monitoring the industry manually. This is because technology and telecommunication penetration in the lottery industry has expanded the reach of lottery operators.
Thus, the Commission must match reposition itself inother to meet its mandate as itemised in Section 7 of the National Lottery Act 2005 efficiently and grow the players trust in playing lottery in Nigeria.
The success of this project will see an end to fraudsters and scammer who have repeatedly cheated Nigerians and indeed Nigeria, as all winners MUST receive the advertised prize.
Gone are the days when an agent will collect stakes only to abscond.
The message is “To operate as a lottery agent or sub-agent in Nigeria; be it fixed-odds, sports betting, etc; you must first be authorized by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission”
Here in the Commission we say “Lottery…the Right way”