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CWG Plc, ENSG seal 5-year deal to refrom Gaming Commission

The government of Enugu State, South East Nigeria has signed fresh five year partnership agreement with leading ICT firm, CWG Plc to fast track transformation of the Enugu State Gaming Commission (ESGC).

Business Hilights recalls that the ESGC, was inaugurated earlier this year. During the inauguration, the Chairman, Chief Harrison Ogara the Chairman, averred that “The commission is carrying out the mandate of His Excellency which in the long run is to transform Enugu State into the premier destination for gaming operators in the country. We will make the commission the most forward looking of all gaming regulatory authorities in Nigeria. The partnership with CWG Plc allows us to do this in a cost efficient way.”

Gaming comprises of casino games, sports betting, various promotions, lottery and lotto games has been estimated to be a N5bn+ a day business in Nigeria.

A huge market potential that is yet to be tapped, which has led the Enugu State Government to seize the opportunities presented by the use of Technology to drive its Transformation agenda; as it provides an unprecedented avenue to streamline the State’s activities in the said sector and ensure protection of investors, operators and consumers.

The deal will among others, reform and reposition Enugu State as the national leader in the effective management and regulation of gaming activities in Nigeria.

Giving further insights on the new partnership, Group CEO, CWG Plc, James Agada, noted that the partnership with Enugu State falls neatly in line with the company’s strategic intent and fits into its new business model.

He said the new business model of CWG is focused on solving problems and creating value for partners and stakeholders in revenue generation for parties.

According to him, “CWG Plc will bring to bear, its 25years experience in building systems, automating processes and the ability to create value for our partners”.

In his remarks, the Business Director, Government Sector at CWG Plc, Mr Udukheli Izebuno, revealed that the partnership is part of CWG’s effort at identifying several areas where the government’s ability to deliver services or generate revenue are being hampered.

He said “CWG Plc operates to solve problems wherever they may exist; particularly those that appear intractable, but which in the long run will increase efficiency and citizen satisfaction particularly within the Government Sector”.

“The partnership is a vindication of the largest Systems Integration Company in Sub-Saharan Africa’s focus on partnering with Government, Agencies and Ministries.

Already, the state governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has endorsed the deal which would among other things; enable CWG Plc to deploy customized versions of her e-Permits platform for efficient issuing of necessary permits for operators, premises, agents, personnel and games in the state. The solution will ensure efficiency and fairness to the benefit of all stakeholders. CWG Plc will also provide additional value in consumer protection.