Corporate Affairs Commission Being Repositioned – RG

The Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Mr Bello Mahmud, has said that the commission is being repositioned for enhanced service delivery.

Mahmud, according to a statement issued by the CAC Director of Public Affairs, Mr Williams Churchill in Abuja on Thursday, made the statement at a management retreat.

He said that management used the retreat to take a critical look at the commission’s regulatory role, its impacts and challenges.

”The RG said that the forum with the theme, “Tomorrow’s registry, today” was organised to enable employees to brainstorm on emerging administrative and operational issues, to chart the way forward.

“He stated that staff have a major role to play in repositioning the commission as a world class company registry.

“According to him, the commission is collaborating with stakeholders for a nationwide sensitisation campaign on the benefits of business registration.

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“He stated that the objective was to migrate businesses from the informal to the formal sector,” he.

Mahmud was also reported as saying that the recently introduced decentralisation policy of the commission had further enhanced the process of business registration.

He explained that the policy, incorporation applications could be processed and certificates issued to customers without recourse to the head office.

“This has significantly reduced the cost of doing business as customers no longer have to travel or send documents to Abuja.

“The start-to-finish registration of companies is currently obtainable in Lagos (Yaba and Aluasa), Enugu, Kano, Kaduna and Port Harcourt. The services will be extended to other state offices soon,” the statement said.

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He added that the RG also emphasised on the deployment of the new Company Registration Portal (CRP), which enabled customers to process and pay for services electronically via the web.

The CRP is an improvement on the old portal, which had functional limitations in features and user ability.

“Mahmud urged the staff to shun corruption and brace up for emerging policies of the Federal Government aimed at improving the business climate.”