The Guardian (Nigeria)

FG To Repeal Lottery, Gaming Acts


THE Federal Government is planning the take- off of the approved Central Monitoring System, repealing the National Lottery Act ( NLA) 2005 and the Gaming Act 2021.

This is in realisatio­n of the huge potentials of lottery as a wealth generator with huge impact on the nation’s socioecono­mic growth.

The Minister of Special Duties and Intergover­nmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, dropped the hint in Gombe State at the official launch and handover of vital medical equipment to the state and federal government specialist hospitals.

According to him, the moves were “to accommodat­e the growing dynamism of lottery business and help steer the industry to internatio­nal best practices for improved good cause, interventi­ons across the country and also sanitise the industry for much approved revenues.”

Represente­d by the Executive Secretary, National Lottery Trust Fund ( NLTF), Dr. Bello Maigari, Akume noted that the facilities being handed over were provided by the National Lottery Trust Fund to equip the nation’s primary and tertiary medical centres, to strengthen healthcare infrastruc­ture.

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