Nigeria Ramps Up Gambling Tax Enforcement

  • New task force to collect historic tax revenues
  • Tax monitoring platform expected by Q1 2021
  • Kaduna state could shut 1,000 gambling shops

Nigeria has created a new federal task force to recover backdated gambling taxes, as individual states ramp up their own enforcement efforts.

Lanre Gbajabiamila, the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) director general, said the lottery industry has collected N1bn (€2.2m) in the past two years, compared with N500m in the years before.

Gbajabiamila estimates around N8bn (€17.7m) can be collected from backdated taxes in the coming months.

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