Pursuant to the Ease of Doing Business Initiative, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) discontinues manual Company registration in Five States of the Federation. In a statement posted on their website, the commission explained that all registration from the affected states will start and conclude on the portal.
A Part of the innovations being implemented
The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) will no longer accept physical submission of new applications for registration in six State Offices, according to Mr. Bello Mahmud, the Registrar-General of the Commission.
Speaking on Monday at a news conference in Abuja, Mahmud listed the six offices in which only online applications now apply to include Enugu, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, River, and Abuja.
“Customers processing new registration in these locations shall directly complete the application forms and other relevant information and pay the registration fee as well as Stamp Duty on the Company Registration Portal,” he said. “Customers can upload all necessary documents through the Commission’s upload interface. These services can be accessed on www.cac.gov.ng and https://services.cac.gov.ng
Guarantee Uninterrupted Availability of Services
The Registrar-General explained that the move to go fully online is to guarantee uninterrupted availability of services and ensure efficient service delivery to customers.
“The online registration is cheaper, faster and convenient as transactions can be conducted from the comfort of homes and offices,” Mahmud said.
Main-ONe-Data Centre Is Hosting The Data
In order to ensure seamless operation of the Company Registration Portal and zero downtime, Mahmud said that the Commission has concluded the process of transferring the hosting of its main database and operating software to Main-One-Data Centre in Lagos. “This will ensure 99% uptime thus ensuring efficient registration services,” he said.
According to the Registrar-General, the CAC is totally committed to one of the focal objectives of the Federal Government through the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), to improve the business environment in Nigeria.
The CAC was established by the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), 1990 as the sole Government agency responsible for registration and regulation of Companies, Business Names and Incorporated Trustees/NGOs in Nigeria.