The National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) was established through the National Lottery Act of 2005. The Commission was primarily born out of the need to regulate the operations of lottery business, promote transparency and accountability in lottery; and protect the interests of players, stakeholders and the general public.
The Commission is committed to sustainable and transparent lotteries driven by professionalism and leading technologies for social and economic development, meeting the needs of stakeholders.
The National Lottery Regulatory Commission, NLRC has noted with dismay, series of publications recently by the Lagos State Lotteries Board, LSLB discrediting some Federal Government-licensed lotteries and gaming companies conducting business in Lagos State, without due regards to their status as holders of national licences.
Of particular concern is the publication that listed many of the said NLRC licensees as illegal operators in Lagos State. Another case in point is the publication stating that Zoomlifestyle lottery scheme was illegal, discouraging Lagosians from participating in the scheme.
While not trying to join issues with the LSLB on this matter, NLRC considers it necessary to offer some clarifications in order that the Nigerian gaming public as well as other industry stakeholders are not misled, but be properly guided.
Truthware Solutions Limited (Zoomlifestyle lottery), GabLotto, Give ‘n’ take, MLotto, WesternLotto, WescoLotto, Chopbarh, Betbiga, Betwinner, and Bet24hrs are bonafide licensees of the NLRC, having completed the rigorous and due process of obtaining Lottery license and gaming permits.
NLRC Asks Staff to Stay Home
To stem the tide of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, as well as take precautionary measures to safeguard the health of its staff and visitors, the Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Lanre Gbajabiamila has directed all staff of grade level 12 and below to stay home till further notice. As directed by the Federal Government. The DG who gave this directive through a memo to the staff urged all customers of the NLRC to consider use of available internet platforms in carrying out transactions with the commission.
He advised all staff and stakeholders to observe strict compliance to precautionary hygiene standards as prescribed by the World Health Organisation, (WHO).
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