The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has threatened to seal off Bet9ja.
The Senate Committee on Youths and Sports had on Tuesday said that it would order the National Lottery Commission to seal off the betting firm if it failed to honour its invitation again.
“If they do not honour our invitation again, we will ask the National Lottery Commission to seal off their offices,” Senator Obinna Ogba, the Chairman Senate Committee on Youths and Sports, said during the verification of lotto companies operating in Nigeria.
The senator revealed that the verification of the lotto companies was organized following complaints against betting firms in Nigeria.
Apparently, some of the betting firms had failed to make necessary remittances to the government.
About 20 betting firms appeared before the committee on Tuesday, but Bet9ja which is considered the biggest was however absent.
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