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Rep. Kelechi Nwogu Counters Sports betting ban Reports in Nigeria

Rep. Kelechi Nwogu of Nigeria’s People’s Democratic Party has clarified that the House of Representatives is not making any moves to ban sports betting in the country, contrary to widely circulated news. Nigeria

Last week, the House of Representatives convened a plenary session during which it discussed matters with the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), the body responsible for overseeing the licensing and regulation of lottery and gambling operations in Nigeria. Kelechi Nwogu Betting Nigeria

In the past week, there were reports that Nwogu and PDP had prepared a bill urging Nigerian ministers to ban sports betting entirely in the country due to concerns about mental health issues. Kelechi Nwogu Betting Nigeria

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However, in a tweet from X, Nwogu, a member of the House of Representatives representing the Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency, explained that the media had misunderstood the motion as a call for a complete ban on sports betting nationwide.

Nwogu clarified that the resolution actually encourages the NLRC to enhance its adherence to the Lottery Regulatory Commission Act 2005 and promote a secure environment for players and stakeholders.

“Contrary to Instablog and other media reports, the motion does not aim to ban sport betting. Its purpose is to protect players’ rights and ensure compliance with existing regulation,.” read the post. “I am committed to fostering responsible gambling and creating a fair and transparent industry. Let’s rely on accurate information and work together for the betterment of Nigeria.” he continued.

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