The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has announced a new policy to deliver electronic services to its customers effective August 10, 2020.
The Registrar-General and CEO of the Commission, Alhaji Garba Abubakar, briefing Newsmen in Abuja on Sunday on the Commission’s new policy of mailing Registration Certificates and others said the measure was necessary in order to curb the rapid spread of Covid-19 in the country.
The commission announced to newsmen that, the new policy would create sanity in the process and adhere strictly to the guidelines by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s (NCDC) in the fight against COVID-19.
Company registration certificates would be sent through mailing system or courier services. This limits physical contacts and protect its workers and the customers against the virus.
He further stated that the mailing system has proven to be the most effective system, during which about 400 companies’ certificates would be processed and issued out to customers within a week. After the ease of lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic , CAC premises has been overwhelmed with the presence of clients coming to pick up their company certificate, registration, after concluding the online process.
From August 10, every other process will be done by mailing and the customers will bear the cost because they pay for transport or buy fuel to drive to the commission. They can as well pay the cost of delivery,” Garba said.
Only 15 percent workforce is required at the moment according to the guidelines put in place by the Federal government through the NCDC and as a responsible institution, we have to abide by the directives. Therefore it is imperative only skeletal services would be carried out by the commission while outsiders would no longer be allowed to have access to sensitive documents as practiced in the past.
He further stressed that as a result of Covid-19 most Registries around the globe have shut down while CAC remained open to serve Customers.