Lanre Gbajabiamila

Director General/CEO

 Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila graduated with a B.SC (Hons) degree in Marketing from California State University, USA and obtained a certification in Unix Programming from the prestigious ‘Seale Group’, Atlanta Georgia in 1999.

He started his career with Derivion/Metavante Corporation in 1997 as a Senior Analyst and also worked as Senior Consultant in several blue chip companies such as Bearing Point INC, Atlanta where he was a Senior Management Consultant.

Ever since his return to Nigeria he has been very active in the Nigerian gaming industry such as the National Sports Lottery (NSL) where he was the Senior IT Manager on Software Quality Assurance where he pioneered the Essnet Lottery Operating System (ELOS) which effectively managed 5 million lottery transactions weekly.

He was also appointed General Manager/ Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Lotteries Board, where he led the Lagos State Lotteries Board to become a trail blazing regulator of lottery and related gaming activities in Nigeria. Over the years, he has attended international and local executive management programs along with gaming and regulatory training conferences. He is a member of Institute of Directors and the Ikoyi Club, Lagos. He was a non-executive director in Makklink Limited and Ginger Hospitality Limited

Mr Gbajabiamila was appointed and confirmed as Director General of the Commission 2017 and 2018 respectively and brings to the Commission his vast managerial expertise as well as his extensive local and international business network.

He is also an avid lover of sports whose favorite pastime includes soccer, tennis, swimming and travelling. He is an avid Liverpool fan and is married and blessed with 3 children.




Director Monitoring & Enforcement

Mr. Sajo Dandija Mohammed was born on the 9th of February 1960, he hails from Adamawa State, North East Nigeria. He obtained a degree in Law from University of Maiduguri in 1985 following which he attended the Nigerian Law School in Lagos and was called to Bar in 1986.

He joined the Department of State Services and rose through the ranks. He was appointed as the Chief Intelligence Officer to the former Vice President a position he held from the year 1999 to 2007. He held other Commanding positions in the Service from 2007 to 2009. In April 2009 he joined the National Lottery Regulatory Commission as Director Enforcement and Compliance. In the 22 years of meritorious service, Mr. Mohammed has travelled to all states of the Federation and several other countries of the world including France, U.S.A, United Kingdom, China, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya. Among several courses, he attended a course on National and International Security at Harvard University, Boston USA in 2005.

His hobbies include basketball, football, athletics and boxing. He is happily married with children





Director, Human Resources Management

Mr. Robert Blessing Bolokor hails from Delta State of Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in Accounts and Finance from South Bank University London and is also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) with over 20 years of overall professional experience; ideally fifteen-plus years of broad cognate financial and operations management experience. He has experience of financial responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination as well as logistics, human resources management and general administration.

He had worked with various organisations in the UK before returning to Nigeria in 2009 to join the services of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission. A thorough bred professional with an eye for details, He was posted to Delta State as Zonal Coordinator of the Commission in Warri Office in the year 2013 to sanitize the zone. Due to the huge level of success he achieved in the assignment to Warri, he was subsequently transferred back to the Head Office as Deputy Director (Enforcement & Compliance) in 2016 before his appointment as Ag. Director (Admin & Finance) in 2017.

In 2018, he was promoted to the position of Director and until recently, he was the Director in charge of Enforcement and Compliance. He now serves in the capacity of Director, Administration and Human Resources department. He has had a successful track record in setting priorities, keen analytical capabilities, organizational and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making in any responsibility he has been entrusted with.

Mr. Bolokor possesses excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment with personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the vision and mission of the Commission. He is happily married with 4 children.




Henry Uwadiae

Director Licensing and Operations

Born 24th July, 1961, He attended The University of Benin and the University Of Abuja where he bagged with Honors B.Ed. (English and Literature and LLB respectively. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008.

He joined the National Lottery Regulatory Commission in 2009 as an Assistant Director, Enforcement and Compliance. Later moved around the various departments of the Commission to avail the Commission the benefit of his wealth of experience.

Assistant Director, Regulation and Monitoring (2011), Assistant Director, Enforcement and Compliance (2012), Deputy Director, Administration (2014), Deputy Director, Enforcement and Compliance (2017), Deputy Director, Licensing and Operations (2018).

He is an Associate Member of Nigerian Institute for Training and Development. Member, Nigerian Bar Association. Member, Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Committee, SBL, NBA. Member. Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered). Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration.

An avid reader and prolific writer, Henry is Married with Children.




O. J. ODUNNA, esq


Mr Odunna has been with the National Lottery Regulatory Commission since 2011. Prior to his recent posting, he was the head of the Commissions’ Legal Unit providing professional advice on various lottery and gaming issues. He qualified as a lawyer in 1988 and holds a post-graduate Juris Doctor Law degree. He is a Director in the COmmissions Monitoring & Enforcement Department engaged in policy matters and dispute resolution. Mr Odunna also serves as the Secretary to the Governing Board of the Commission.





Deputy Director – Legal Services

Currently Deputy Director and Head of the Legal Services Department, NLRC. He was until recently a Deputy Director and Head of the Central Authority Unit, the office of the Attorney General and Hon. Minister of Justice, Federal Ministry of Justice. Was at various times, Deputy Director, Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Deputy Director, Civil Litigation Department, FMJ; Hon. Commissioner for Works and Housing, Cross River State. Was also Legal Adviser, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation; Legal Adviser, National Emergency Management Agency to mention a few.

He studied at the University of Jos, obtaining an LL.B(Hons) 1992 and was called to the Nigerian Bar(B.L) in 1993. Obtained an LL.M (ABU-Zaria) in 2010.

He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He is married with Children.