CEO – Mr. Bashir Are

As part of efforts to maintain its status as the foremost gaming regulator in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Lagos State Lotteries Board (LSLB) has received International Standards Organisation (ISO) 27001 and 9001 certifications to strengthen its operational capability.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), LSLB, Mr. Bashir Are, who disclosed  this while speaking on the planned activities of the Board, stated that the certification was issued by PECB,an ISO/IEC 17024 accredited certification body that provides education and certification against internationally recognised standards as established by ISO.

According to him, ISO/IEC 27001 assists organisations to understand the practical approaches and methodologies that are involved in the implementation of an Information Security Management System, while ISO 9001 (Quality Management) is specifically designed to serve as a guiding framework for organisations of all sizes and industries as it provides a firm customer focus, such as delivering qualitative goods and services that subsequently leads to customer satisfaction.

Are said, “These certifications were approved in recognition of LSLB’s compliance with internationally acceptable standards. In preparation for the ISO certifications, LSLB had to transform its processes to the required standards and trained its personnel, while champions were appointed from each department to lead the new ethos in line with the acceptable ISO standards”.

While disclosing that the attainment of the ISO certifications exemplifies LSLB’s commitment towards continuous business process improvement and resilient operations, Are declared that the certification is also a demonstration of the commitment of LSLB to boost the confidence of prospective investors and promote the tourism and entertainment sectors of the State as encapsulated in the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda.

The LSLB CEO asserted that the certifications would amplify partnerships with international regulators and technical partners, saying “This signifies that our organisation operates with integrity, expertise and transparency”.


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