The organised labour National Union of Lottery Agents and Employees (NULAE) under the umbrella of United Labour Congress (ULC) has finalized the plan to implement the collection of daily union dues collection of one hundred naira from each lotto agent/sport bet agent.
The plan to start the collection is in line with the Union Constitution as approved by Federal Ministry of labour whereby each agent/sport bet agent should pay maximum of one hundred naira on daily basis.
Even as the union commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his achievements urged him to use his second term in office to consolidate on all the works he has started.
In the statement by the President, Comrade Mustapha Musa Olusami and the General Secretary, Comrade Greg Olatunji, after the meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of National Union of Lottery Agents and Employees (NULAE) held Monday May 27, 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria, the union charged all lotto/sport betting agents to be steadfast in their duties and refrain from any form of distraction that could derail their loyalty to the union.
“The meeting in session extended warm greeting to all operators and investors in the lottery and gaming business in Nigeria.
“The meeting in session appealed to the Federal Ministry of Special Duties and National Lottery Regulatory Commission to be conscious on regulatory laws in the industry so as to give all investors level playing ground.”
According to the statement, the CWC also enlighten the public that lottery is not gambling but note that the money realized from lottery is channeled for good causes.
However, the CWC decried the poor working condition in the government lottery parastatals and lottery companies.
Likewise, “the CWC therefore warned all recalcitrant agencies/employers and lottery operators to stop forthwith, all forms of sharp practices and anti-labour stance.”
In a related development, the union charged Federal Government to arrest the spate of all forms of insecurity in the country.”