The Nigeria Senate threatened to close down all Bet9ja offices across the country if the company fails to appear before it.
Addressing the press in Abuja the Chairman of Senate committee on youth and sport, Senator Obinna Ogba, said this during the verification of Lotto companies with license to operate in Nigeria.
According to the letter sent to Bet9ja by the senate, it states that If Bet9ja did not honour the invitation sent again, they will ask the National Lottery Commission to seal their offices.”
Senator Ogba said the Senate is making all necessary efforts to help the lottery commission to generate money for the Federal Government.
“We want to see bet9ja. They can’t run away,”
According to Senator Ogba, betting companies are facing verification due to complaints from the public, adding that some do not even have offices while others have not been making remittances to the government.
He said that while verifying, about 20 betting companies that honoured Senate invitation, “some got the licenses but they are not operating. The new regulation only give them one year to start operations,”