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Rider Lotto to assist in ending poverty in Nigeria, says Omotosho



 The Chairman  of Rider Lotto, Mr Ola Omotosho, has assured Nigerians that the firm  will join others to reduce poverty and unemployment in the country.

Omotosho   said this during the launch of Rider Lotto in Lagos on Tuesday, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

He said that the firm  was poised to change the face of lottery business in the country in a positive way.

“Our aim is to alleviate poverty from the land. It is also our own contribution to the alleviation programme introduced by the Federal Government.

“Rider Lotto will  achieve that aim by providing employment opportunities, educational grants and medical aids to those in need  as part of its corporate social responsibility ( CSR),” he said.

He said that  it would also  operate within the ambit of the law.

He added, “As part of our corporate social responsibility,  we have signed an agreement with the regulatory board  to always plough  20 per cent of our takings back  for the  good cause.

“And this is the practice  globally that every lottery firm must set aside  20 per cent of their total takings for CSR, ’’he said.

He also advised Nigerians to cultivate the habit of  investing  in regulated lottery, saying through that they will be  contributing  to national development.

Omotosho added that  it would  also help the people investing in it to have a life changing experience.

According to him,“Lottery has become  a social culture that has positively changed the economic fortunes of several nations.

“These days, the lottery business has also gained acceptance as a growing source of special intervention fund for governments which continue to work out innovative sources of funding outside taxation.

“As part of our corporate social responsibility,  we have signed an agreement with the regulatory board  that our firm will  always plough  20 per cent of our takings back  for the  good cause.”

Omotosho added that the firm’s category of games would include: Daily Million, Lucky Lady and Food Basket.

He said that stakers would find them interesting and easy to play, and one could become an instant millionaire through the power-ball machine.

Omotosho said, “The beauty of the Rider Lotto is that it is played online and daily, and anyone can play  it from the comfort of his or her  bedroom.”

He said that there were  other advantages that players would derive by playing it.

He assured intending players of platforms for genuine lottery business with prompt payments.

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