The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has said that the delivery of company registration certificates by mailing will take effect from August 10.
The Registrar-General of the Commission, Alhaji Abubakar Garba, revealed that it was in order to create sanity in the process and adhere strictly to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines for COVID-19.
He said that delivery of company registration certificates through mailing system was borne out of the need to protect its workers and the customers against the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.
According to Garba, company registration certificates would be sent to customers through courier service or electronically to avoid physical contact with client except on appointment where necessary.
He disclosed that the mailing system has proven to be the most effective system, saying within a week about 400 companies certificates were processed and issued out to customers without delays.
He said that the drastic decision taken by the management became imperative as the premises of the commission were always overwhelmed with client as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown was eased off by the Federal Government.
”We are responsible institution, we have to abide by government directives, we cannot continue with this crowd in the premises.
“What we have done is to insist no physical contact with customers any longer.
“From August 10, every other process would be done by mailing and the customers will bear the cost because they are paying for transport or buying fuel to drive themselves to the commission, they can as well pay the cost of delivery” Garba said.
He also noted that only skeletal service would be carried out, the commission would no longer allow outsiders to have access to sensitive documents as practised in the past but operate based on accepted global standard practices.
“We have less than 15 per cent workforce at the movement in the commission” Garba said.
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