The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Finance, Mrs Funmilayo Balogun has stated that the State Gaming Industry will continue to partner with key investors to improve the gaming standard in Nigeria.

Speaking at a round table conference organised by the Lagos State government, in collaboration with the Gaming Laboratory International (GLI), South Africa, for all gaming regulators in Nigeria at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, the Permanent Secretary said the gaming industry has positively influenced entertainment and tourism in the State.

Balogun stressed the need for all gaming stakeholders to work together for the benefit of the country in order to attract more investors, adding that there will be an in-depth presentation on auditing of gaming operators which will cover areas such as identifying risk, developing and implementing a preventive maintenance plan, frequency of audits, policies and procedures to reduce risk and cybersecurity.

She implored the participants in attendance to support the government in ensuring that the rate of unemployment is reduced, not only in Lagos State but all over Nigeria by creating adequate employment in the sector.

The General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of Lagos State Lotteries Board (LSLB), Mr Seun Anibaba informed the attendees that LSLB partnered with GLI to host the first ever ‘Gaming Roundtable Conference’ in Nigeria with the aim of transforming the economic landscape of Nigeria through entertainment and tourism.

He said the conference will also serve as an avenue for the regulators to share expertise, resources and advice, noting that the gaming industry in the country has continued to experience significant growth as more States are establishing gaming regulatory bodies which makes it imperative for the State Government to manage its growth effectively through prudent regulations.

“We want to assure you that LSLB will continue to partner with key investors because our desire is for investors to invest in Lagos, grow their businesses, create wealth and jobs for our people while ultimately growing our Gross Domestic Product (GDP),” the GM said.


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