Azuka Azinge: Committed to improving investment climate in Nigeria

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Ag Registrar General and Chief Executive of the Corporate Affairs Commission

Lady Azuka Obiageli Azinge is Ag Registrar General and Chief Executive of the Corporate Affairs Commission. THE ECONOMIC TIMES obtained the official profile of the Acting Registrar General from the Public Affairs Department of the CAC.

As Ag Registrar and Chief Executive of the Corporate Affairs Commission, Lady Azuka Azinge oversees the regulation and supervision of the formation, incorporation, management and winding up of companies in Nigeria.

The overall objective of the commission is to provide registration and regulatory services that meet the expectations of stakeholders for the benefit of the economy.

Prior to taking office on 9th October, 2017 from Bello Mahmud following the expiration of his tenure as the Registrar-General of CAC. Lady Azinge was Director Registry Department, the most strategic Department in the Commission.

Lady Azuka Azinge, a native of Anambra State was born on 25th March, 1961 in Ibadan, Oyo State. She obtained a Bachelor of Law Degree from University of Lagos in 1988 and was called to Nigerian bar in 1989.  She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Philosophy, University of Lagos (1979-1982.)

She worked as an In-House Attorney at Civil Liberties Organization, Lagos from May 1990-October, 1990 and then moved to Ford Foundation in October, 1990 as the Programme Assistant Human Rights Governance and Social Justice. She assisted the Representative for West Africa to facilitate grants and participated in the negotiation for grant between the foundation and grantees.

Lady Azinge was also with Tokunbo Alomaja & Co. Lagos as a senior Legal Officer from 1993-1996. She joined the Democratic Development Fund Nigeria (Country Development Programme- CDP) from October 1996-August 1999 as the National Programme Coordinator and later moved to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the Programme Coordinator, Civic Education from September, 1999 – March, 2000. At UNDP she managed and coordinated the Civic Education Programme Develop Projects and prepared proposals for its implementation.

She was Manager (Enforcement & Compliance) Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from November 2000- April, 2001. At SEC she ensured compliance by Capital Market Operators with the Investment and Securities Act. Also organized Administrative hearing proceedings between operators and investors

In the year 2001 she joined the services of Corporate Affairs Commission as Assistant Director Commission Secretariat and was promoted to Deputy Director, Commission Secretariat in 2006. She became Director Business Names in 2009.

Lady Azinge was Appointed Director, Customer Service in September, 2010 and in May, 2017 she was moved to Registry Department to serve as Director of the most strategic Department in the Commission. Being the most senior and most experienced Director in the Commission, Lady Azinge was on 9th October, 2017 appointed Acting Registrar General following expiration of the tenure of the former Registrar General, Bello Mahmud.

Lady Azinge is a member of many Local and International Organizations including the International Bar Association, International Federation of Women Lawyers and Nigerian Bar Association.

She is widely travelled and has attended several Local and International Seminars and Courses, presented many papers at different forums and a recipient of many Awards.

The Multi-Lingual Lady Azuka Azinge is Married and blessed with 5 Children. She is open-minded, friendly and a resourceful project leader with sound and optimistic outlook on all things in life. She possesses excellent ability to motivate others coupled with the ability to communicate comfortably at all levels, therefore ensuring an excellent working environment for all members of staff to excel.

Her hobbies include Reading, Researching, Writing, Traveling and Sports.

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