By Umoru Henry
THE new RegistrarÂ General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Bello Mahmud , said he is set to decentralize the Commissionâ€™s operations in order to make the zonal offices more functional and at par with the head office.
He said that he hasÂ mapped out a four- point agenda for the Commission top of which is decentralization of operations.Â He unfolded other focuses of his administration to include enhanced information, communication and technology infrastructure, sensitization of the public; and development of human resources. He promised to continue from where his predecessor stopped, and even to surpass him in the area of achievement and raising standards.
He said that he The move will empower the zonal offices sited at strategic geographical locations in the country to print registration certificates.
â€œThe scheme will not only make the Commissionâ€™s services more efficient but also reduce cost of registration as the decentralization will curtail transportationâ€, he emphasized.
He stated that his immediate focus is to enhance the Commissionâ€™s ICT infrastructure to ensure efficiency of the system and also ensure high level of data integrity, adding, â€œA robust ICT infrastructure will improve network availability and establishment of an effective E- payment systemâ€.
According to him, the Commission will embark on an effective sensitization programme aimed at creating an enhanced public awareness on the responsibilities of both Directors and Shareholders of companies. This he said will also enhance the compliance drive as well as boost the revenue base of the Commission.