THE Senate, has threatened to shutdown Bet9ja office if the company failed to honour its invitation for a second time.
Speaking on Tuesday in Abuja, during the verification of Loto Companies with license to operate in Nigeria, Chairman, Senate Committee on Youth and Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba, PDP, Ebonyi, who noted that it was unfortunate that Bet9a has refused to honour their invitation, said, “Clerk, write to Bet9ja again. If they did not honour your invitation again, we will ask the National Lottery Commission to seal their offices, declared.
Ogba, who noted that the Senate was making efforts to assist the lottery commission to generate money for the federal government, said, “We want to see bet9ja. They can’t runaway,”
According to Senator Ogba, their verification followed series of complains against the betting companies, adding that some do not even have offices, while others have not been making remittances to the government.
He stated that while verifying, about 20 betting companies, which honoured Senate invitation, “got their licenses but are not operating. The new regulation only gave them one year to start operations.