The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) says it is working towards deploying a more robust application to ensure registration of businesses within 4 to 6 hours even as it is working towards self generation of certificates.
The Acting Registrar-General of the Commission, Lady Azuka Azinge dropped the hint recently in Abuja.
She reiterated that the Commission was well re-positioned to provide excellent services by simplifying the processes of business registration and other services to the delight of stakeholders and would continue to partner with key agencies of government to make Nigeria the preferred investment destination.
According to Lady Azinge, with the introduction of the Companies Registration Portal (CRP) in February, 2015, company registration activity has witnessed progressive increase and improvement. Adding, the feedback from the Commission’s customers has facilitated the continuous improvement in service delivery even as the CRP is now user friendly as it affords customers online and real-time access to the services of the Commission from the comfort of their offices or homes using Remita e-payment platform.
She further highlighted the reform initiatives introduced in the Commission, including automation of all State Offices and closure of manual registration since April, 2018. Others are upgrade of CRP to improve users experience as well as improvement of availability search approval from 12 hours to 4 hours, and review of publication of guidelines/checklists on the Commission’s website among others.
She stressed that the Commission had engaged on road show and open market sensitization on registration of businesses. The ultimate goal of the exercise is to sensitize MSME’s on the need to formalize their businesses to enable them access Federal Government interventions and support for the sector. Also such formalization will properly bring the MSME’s within the tax net and thus boast revenue for government.
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