Registrar-General of the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, Mr. Bello Mohamud has pledged the commission’s commitment of ensuring that the enabling environment is created through prompt registration of companies and post-incorporation fillings for businesses to thrive in the country.
Mahamud, who made the commitment in a statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs, Mr. Churchill Williams, and made available to journalists in Abuja, noted that it has introduced online registration portal to ensure effective service delivery with a view to improve the investment climate in Nigeria.
The statement noted that the Registrar-General stated this in Lagos at a stakeholder’s sensitisation workshop of the commission, staged in conjunction with the Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Business Law NBA-SBL.
According to the statement, “we have embarked on reforms to upgrade the ease of doing business in Nigeria through the introduction of our online registration portal”.
“With this new software, our customers do not have to physically visit the commission any longer as you could apply for our services online anytime and day of the week.”
It noted that, prior to the advent of the online portal; business registration was done manually which inhibited the ease of doing business in the country.
He added that, “with integration of the online platform, Start-to-Finish registration of companies had began in Enugu, Lagos, Kaduna, Kano, Port-Harcourt and Abuja, which had saved customers the cost of travelling to the Commission’s head office at Abuja for certificates.
He said that the Commission was working on the review of indiscriminate query of data and introduction of validation system due to issues of missing files in the past manual system.
It noted that the commission was collaborating with the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, to integrate e-stamping module into the Company Registration Portal to fast-track registration process.
The statement quoted the Vice-President, NBA-SBL, Mr. Olumide Akpata, as saying the collaboration with CAC was pivotal to the activities of lawyers and improvement of the country’s business environment.

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