Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on Monday said it has stopped the manual registration process for companies in five states including Abuja.
The Registrar-General, CAC, Bello Mahmud in a press briefing at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja said the states are Enugu, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Abuja.
Mahmud explained that the action was part of measures to improve the ease of doing business and make Nigeria conducive for businesses.
“The online registration is cheaper, faster and convenient as transactions can be conducted from the comfort of homes and offices.
“In order to ensure seamless operation of the portal and zero downtime, the commission has concluded the process of transferring the hosting of its main database and operating software to Main-One-Data Centre in Lagos.
“This will ensure 99 per cent up-time, thus ensuring efficient registration services,” Mahmud said.