By Adeola Tukuru
Acting Registrar-General of the Cooperate Affairs Commission (CAC), Lady Azuka Azinge , has announced that the Commission would implement the closure of manual registration in ten more state offices by November 27, 2017.
The offices affected include Lokoja, Bauchi, Jos, Ilorin, Asaba, Owerri, Uyo, Abeokuta, Ibadan and Sokoto.
In a statement issued in Abuja by Head, Public Affairs, Godfrey Ike,she explained that 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 further 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 as 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) who stated this at the maiden quarterly meeting with Management and staff of the Commission,also said she will afford staff opportunity of rubbing minds with management and getting first hand information about developments in the Commission.
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.
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.