From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
The performing Director-common, national Lottery commission, Mr Adamu Sifawa, has promised more collaborations with the nationwide Lottery trust Fund to verify the utilisation of lottery money in turning across the declining fortune of Nigerian sports activities.
Represented through the acting Director, Administration and Finance, Mr Robert Bolokor, Sifawa who made the commentary at a lottery event organised by using `supply and Take` nationwide Lottery limited held in Abuja, explained that whereas 50 per cent of the lottery value goes to the winner, 20 per cent comes to the fee.
Endorsing national Lottery restricted, the commission cited: we’ve a sister agency, the national Lottery trust Fund which we move the 20 per cent to and is used for just right reasons akin to distribution of sports gear to reinforce sports across the country.
“With the involvement of national Lottery restricted which has got our full endorsement, and different lottery companies, i will be able to guarantee you that extra cash will probably be deployed in revamping Nigerian sports activities,” he assured.
In his remarks, Managing Director of the Lottery firm, Mr Jolly Enabulele, said they might quickly discover how you can give you the option that lottery and sports activities could be of mutual advantages, adding that the street for the realisation of the corporate “had been very long.
“We thank God now we have been able to reach lots efficiently and Nigerians will have the privilege of taking part in a sport that is not overseas but our personal.”
As for the correlation with sports, the good thing is that the corporate had offices in over 24 states.
“now we have the net play. individuals can go to the online to play. Lottery has been a part of sports activities and this means we will leverage on the pursuits of the sports fanatics everywhere Nigeria to peer how we can make contributions extra in funding sports activities in the course of the percentage of the costs to the Lottery trust Fund. every a part of Nigeria will profit from this noble lead to,” Enabulele mentioned.