The Ag. Registrar-General of the Coporate Affairs Commission, Lady Azuka Azinge has assured staff of the Commission on the delivery of the Commission’s mandate and improvement of welfare of the staff.
The Ag. Registrar-General (RG) stated this at the maiden quarterly meeting with Management and staff of the Commission at the Commission’s head Office in Abuja on Tuesday. (7th November, 2017)
The meeting, she says will afford staff opportunity of rubbing minds with management and getting first hand information about developments in the Commission. This will stem rumour mongering which has caused disharmony in the Commission.
The Ag. RG briefed members of staff on the various reform initiatives and the Commission’s commitment on the improvement of investment climate in the country. She commended Nigeria’s improved ranking on the World Bank ease of doing business 2018 from 169 to 145 and observed that the reform initiatives of the Commission in respect of start-up-to business contributed to the improvement in the index. She reiterated that the Commission will not rest on its oars but will continue on its reform initiatives to ensure that the country continues to improve on its ranking.
Lady Azinge also briefed members of Staff on the Commission’s achievements with respect to the ongoing 60 –Days National Action Plan (NAP2.0) by the Federal Government. She disclosed that the Commission successfully organized three sensitization programmes in the commercial cities of Lagos, Kano and Port Harcourt on 19th October, 30th October and 2nd November, 2017 respectively.
She also added that the Commission was faithfully implementing the closure of manual registration in ten more State Offices by 27th of November, 2017. The offices affected include Lokoja, Bauchi, Jos, Ilorin, Asaba, Owerri, Uyo, Abeokuta, Ibadan and Sokoto. The connectivity of the ten States earmarked for closure by 27th November, 2017 is almost completed as 8 out of the 10 States had been connected, while work on Ilorin and Uyo the remaining State Offices is 80% completed.
She stated that the start-to-finish registration service in 6 states namely Abuja, 2 Lagos offices, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Kano and Kaduna state offices will be extended to other 20 states by the end of the year. Also that the ICT infrastructure will receive further boost to ensure sustainability and improved efficiency.
She enjoined members of staff to imbibe the core ethics of the Commission, hinged on courtesy, integrity, dedication and efficiency. She challenged members of staff to bring forward bright ideas and proposals on how best the Commission could deliver its services towards attaining its vision of being a World Class Companies Registry.
She promised to give staff welfare all the attention it deserves as the staff is the greatest asset of the Commission. She acknowledged the contribution of staff to the reform initiatives which has ensured prompt and efficient service delivery to the customers.
She finally advocated for a change of attitude and rededication to the ideals of the Commission.
In his remarks, Comrade Ibrahim Kirfi, the Chairman, CAC Chapter of AUCPTRE, congratulated the Ag RG on her well deserved appointment and pledged that the Union was indeed willing and prepared to work with the Ag RG to take the Commission to greater heights. He reiterated the cooperation of the union in coming up with ideas and suggestions that will help boost the revenue of the Commission.
He commended the Ag RG for the initiative of a broad based meeting with staff, an initiative he noted was a step in the right direction. He used the opportunity to appeal to the Ag RG to address promotion imbalance arising from the last promotion exercise.