Reports reaching www.e-nigeriang.com is that the Nigerian Senate has moved to shutdown Bet9ja operation, during its Tuesday session.
Haven failed to honour its invitation for a second time, the Senate on Tuesday, speaking in Abuja during the verification of Loto companies with license to operate in Nigeria, noted that it was unfortunate that Bet9a refused to honour their invitation.
Expressing disappointment over the insubordination of operators of Bet9ja, the Chairman, Senate committee on youth and sports, Senator Obinna Ogba, PDP, Ebonyi, said, “Clerk, write to Bet9ja again.
If they did not honour our invitation again, we will ask the National Lottery Commission to seal their offices.” Senator Ogba who noted that the Senate was making efforts to assist the lottery commission to generate money for the federal government, said,” We wanted to see bet9ja. They can’t run away,”
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 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,”