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NLTF decries poor remittance of 20% proceeds by Lottery operators and others to FG

By Anietie Akpan
15 December 2018   |   4:02 am
Low remittance of 20 percent proceeds to Federal Government’s coffers by lottery, gaming operators and others is causing concern to National Lottery Trust Fund.

Low remittance of 20 percent proceeds to Federal Government’s coffers by lottery, gaming operators and others is causing concern to National Lottery Trust Fund.

Acting Executive Secretary of NLTF, Mallam Bello Maigari, therefore, urged lottery, gaming operators, permit holders, licences and business promoters in Nigeria to keep to their obligation of remitting 20 per cent lottery proceeds to the federal coffers.

Maigari, who gave the charge during at the donation of medical facilities by the Presidency to the General Hospital in Ekundi, Boki Council of Cross River State, added that without such remittances, it would be difficult for NLTF to meet up its obligation of intervening in some communities in the country.

While handing over the facility, which comprised digital X-Ray machine, ultra-sound machine, beds, mattress with covers, Maigari said the gesture was the initiative of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to take decent healthcare to remote communities.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of NLTF, Chief Christopher Eta, said the need arose early this year when the board was inaugurated and they resolved to work together to support the current management of the Fund in its commitment to better the lives of Nigerians through equipping their healthcare facilities with vital medical equipment.  

Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila, said the commission was working to see that all inefficiencies were removed.  

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