FG To Acquire Central Monitoring System For Nigeria Gaming Industry

Senator George Akume

Federal Government will soon acquire a central monitoring system (CMS) for the country’s gaming industry for better performance and to enhanced revenue generation.

Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, made this known at the opening maiden National Gaming Conference organized by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission(NLRC) on Wednesday in Lagos.

Theme of the two-day conference was “Repositioning the gaming industry for better performance and enhanced revenue generation for the 21st century” generation.

Akume said that acquisition of the CMS, which was captured in the 2021 Appropriation Act, would enable the Commission and its sisters agency, the National Lottery Trust Fund, to perform maximally in their regulatory functions and provision of lottery good causes to Nigeria.

“The CMS is desperately desirable to enable the government to block leakages being experienced in the gaming industry as well as eliminate discrepancies often observed from the books of some operators.

“This will undoubtedly entrench transparency and accountability in the industry, thereby making things a lot easier for all stakeholders,” the minister said.

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