Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has ordered agents of online gambling sites, Bet9ja and NairaBet, out of the state.
Daily Trust quoted the governor as saying this on Sunday, while speaking at the 14th Annual Ramadan Lecture organized by Borno Radio Television Corporation in Maiduguri, the state capital.
The directive came after he assured that the state government will take proactive measures in addressing the adverse effects of online gambling as well as drug and substance abuse among others.
“I have given directives to all Bet-Naija and Nairabet agents in the state to leave immediately. Drug and substance abuse gives birth to all immoral vices hence government’s determination to fight all forms of social vices,” Shettima declared.
The governor enjoined Muslims to unite for the common cause of salvaging the state.
Dr. Umar Alkali, in his lecture titled “Education for Girl Child and responsibility of Muslims” implored Muslims to invest in the education of orphans and vulnerable ones for future prosperity.