The Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Bello Mahmud has said the commission has phased out physical submission of new applications for registration in its six states offices.
The states are Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Enugu and Rivers.
Mahmud told reporters during a press briefing in Abuja on the reform initiative of the commission to ease registration process for its customers.
He added that customers processing registration in those locations shall directly complete the application forms and other relevant information and pay the registration fee as well as stamp duty where applicable on the company registration portal CRP. Thereafter, they will upload all necessary documents through the commission’s upload interface after due execution
“In order to ensure seamless operation on the company registration portal and zero downtime, the commission outsourced the hosting of its main database and operating software to MainOne Data Centre in Lagos.
“This will ensure 99 per cent uptime thus ensuring efficient registration services. The online registration is cheaper, faster and more convenient as transaction can be conducted from the comfort of homes and offices. Four days after the start of fully online registrations, over 1,250 transactions have been submitted online.
“In order to get the commission’s accredited agents, lawyers, accountants, chartered secretaries acquainted with CRP application, the commission has embarked on intensive training programme. The training which is a continuous exercise has been successfully held in Abuja, Lagos and kano. Another set of training is ongoing in Abuja.”
Mahmud said the new system may not be without challenges, but promised that the commission will ensure that all such challenges are promptly addressed.