The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) says the two new forms of business registrations provided by CAMA, 2020 will be available for Nigerians by the end of August when the digitisation would commence.
Alhaji Garba Abubakar, Registrar General of the commission, made this known in a statement by Mr Rasheed Mahe, CAC’s Head Media Unit on Friday in Abuja.
He made this known while declaring open a Stakeholders forum on Thursday in Port Harcourt.
Abubakar said the new forms of Business Registrations, Limited Partnership (LP) and Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) were becoming increasingly desirable across various jurisdictions around the globe.
He revealed that the Commission was making arrangements for next year to deploy Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software to interact with customers and resolve their challenges 24hrs a day.
The Registrar General also used the forum to highlight the Commission’s ongoing reforms, adding that filing of Statement of Affairs and Biannual Statements were now conducted seamlessly on the Companies Registration Portal.
He maintained that all post incorporation filings were now available online 24 hours on the company registration portal, noting that only two post incorporation filings are yet to be online.
He further stated that the Commission no longer entertains filing of Share transfer as it was alien to the law.
He added that information on Person with Significant Control (PSC) was available free of charge on the CAC website in line with global Anti Money Laundering requirement.
Addressing some customers concern on the Commission’s denial of certain names for registration, the Registrar General maintained that while some of such rejected names had security implications others were deceptive or abstract.
He, however, advised customers to always approach the commission with fully qualified names that equally agree with objectives of the association or organisation applying for registration.
While acknowledging the challenges of some customers interacting with the Company Registration Portal ( CRP), Abubakar enjoined users to always read guidelines for registration on its website and leverage on the multimedia provided to aid user ability.
He, therefore, reiterated the Commission’s resolve to continually improve its processes and ensure timely resolution of customer complaints.
The Registrar General of CAC, Alhaji Garba Abubakar, allayed fears that some staff of the Commission might lose their jobs as the Registry continues its digitisation operations.
According to a statement by Rasheed Mahe, CAC’s Head Media Unit quoted the registrar general during a working visit to the Commission Port Harcourt office on Friday.
He stressed that currently technology was fast taking over the manual processes in the Commission, adding that there was urgent need for staffers to make themselves relevant to the system.
The registrar general further stated that in view of the ongoing reforms, it was imperative for noncompliant staff to embrace technology to enable the Commission reassign schedules to those that might require on boarding.
He added that the Commission was committed to ensuring continued training and retraining of its workforce to realise its objectives.
He therefore commended their efforts in ensuring success of the just concluded stakeholders forum in Port Harcourt and urged them to sustain the tempo.