The House of Representatives Committee on Commerce has noted that the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has been breathing fresh air since assumption of office of Alhaji Garba Abubakar as Registrar General.
This was stated after the Committee’s oversight visit to CAC offices around the country.
The Commerce Committee Chairman, Honourable Femi Fakaye accompanied by members to wrap up the oversight at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja noted that against all odds, Alhaji Garba Abubakar was keeping the Agency afloat by turning things around in accordance with his earlier pledge to the National Assembly.
Femi Fakeyi described the CAC as one of the vital organs that give life to the Nigerian economy and prayed that the RG would ensure that the trajectory of positive results was maintained for economic growth.
He used the forum to clear what he called misconceptions by some Nigerians about the role of the National Assembly under a Democratic setting.
Fakaye said contrary to such misconceptions, the legislature was vested with powers that include oversight, investigation, and summons amongst others.
In their separate contributions, members of the Committee including the Deputy Chairman, Honourable Richard Gbande, Hon Ado Sani Kiri and Hon. Dr. Haruna Mshelia amongst others took turns to share their experiences about the visits to CAC offices around the country.
While they were unanimous about the remarkable overhaul witnessed in most of the offices, they however charged the Commission to review and revisit certain areas that were in need of more attention as they observed.
The Registrar General/CEO of the Corporate Affairs Commission, Alhaji Garba Abubakar in his response reassured of his commitment to sustain and improve on the gains so far recorded.
Garba Abubakar described the year 2020 (COVID-19 era) as the best year for the Commission in terms of revenue generation and remittance but lamented that slash in fees was negatively affecting some of its operations.
According to the Registrar General, the Commission would continue to ensure improvement of its workforce through the provision of adequate working tools, conducive working environment as well as constant training and retraining of staffers within available resources.
Garba Abubakar who painstakingly spoke on the reform initiatives of the Commission, said the Commission was on the verge of deploying a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution to beef up its customer service in line with global best practices.