As part of efforts towards deepening communication with its customers, the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has embarked on sensitisation visits to key cities in Nigeria.
The sensitisation visits organised in collaboration with the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) is intended to bring together Management of the Commission, stakeholders and members of the public to interact on issues pertaining to the current reform initiatives of the Commission to provide enabling business environment in the country.
The programme which is the first in the series kicked off in Lagos and is part of the 60 Day Action Plan of the Federal Government on Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria.
In her opening address at the event, the Acting Registrar General, Lady Azuka Azinge, informed the stakeholders and participants of the Commission’s reform initiatives on Ease of Doing Business and registration services.
She stated that the Commission had deployed the Company Registration Portal (CRP) which enables registration services online 24/7. Entrepreneurs and members of the public can now register their businesses online from the comfort of their homes and offices within 24 hours.
Also, that the commission has extended its working hours to 7p.m. Monday to Fridays in six of its offices; at Abuja, Lagos, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Kaduna and Kano. In all of these offices, manual registration has been phased out since May 15, 2017 and registration services can only be done online. The Commission intends to phase out manual registration in 10 more offices
In her goodwill message, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Industry, Trade and Investment (Office of the Vice President) and Secretary of PEBEC, Dr. Jumoke Oduwale, commended the CAC on its reform initiatives and urged the stakeholders and members of the public to take advantage of the CRP which is accessible 24/7 to register their businesses directly. She enjoined the CAC to sustain its reform initiative programmes and pledged continual support of the PEBEC for Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria.
Stakeholders from both the public and private sectors including the NBA, NACCIMA, ICAN, USAID, FIRS, BOI, SMEDAN, SON, NASME and NAFDAC fully participated at the event.