National lottery DG bags Africa Hall of Fame award in London

The Director-General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Mr  Lanre Gbajabiamila was, at the weekend, honored with the Africa Gaming Hall of Fame Award of Excellence at the International Casino Exhibition (ICE) in London, United Kingdom (UK).

Gbajabiamila, popularly called ‘Mr. Lottery’ was inducted into the highest Lottery Hall of Fame for his dedication, commitment, steadfastness, and novelty in the development of lotteries and gaming, not only in Nigeria but also on the African continent.

According to a statement from the commission,  Kate Chambers from Clarion presented the prestigious award to Gbajabiamila at the Growth Market Zone, S9 of the Excel Centre, London with praises.

The statement added that the London ICE award was preceded by yet another record award, conferred on Gbajabiamila by the National Data Protection Commission under the chairmanship of the Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy.

Presenting the Special Recognition Award to Gbajabiamila, the Permanent Secretary in the Communications ministry, Engr.  Farouk Yusuf Yabo, who stood in for his Minister, commended the lottery boss for his effective contributions to data protection in Nigeria.

Eulogizing the NLRC D-G, the Minister said,” Your steadfast support and contributions to the National Data Protection Commission have not gone unnoticed. Your collaboration has been instrumental in furthering the goals of both commissions.