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Business - September 21, 2020

48 bet offices sealed, bet9ja, Access bet affected

48 bet offices have been shut by the Kaduna Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS) in the last seven days, in an ongoing operation to close all unregistered gaming offices in the state.

Of the offices, 40 were bet9ja, five King Bet, two Access Bet offices and one office of Derby Lotto.

KADIRS’s Head of Gaming, Liye Anthony, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.

NAN reports that KADIRS on Sept. 10 commenced shutting down of all gaming companies operating illegally in the state and for withholding taxes.

Anthony said that 38 of the gaming offices were closed in Kaduna metropolis, while 10 offices were sealed in Zaria.

He said that the operation would be extended to Kafanchan within the week, adding that the revenue agency was awaiting court injunction to go after other gaming companies.

“The exercise will continue until we seal the about 1,500 gaming offices across the state.

“It is therefore in the best interests of the gaming operators to come to KADIRS and duly register their companies and obtain license to reopen,” Anthony said.

Dr Zaid Abubakar, Executive Chairman, KADIRS, had explained at the commencement of the operation, that apart from operating illegally, the gaming companies were owing tax liabilities close to N500 million.

Abubakar said that the gaming companies were mopping about N2.0 billion monthly from the state and were not paying a kobo to the state government as tax.


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