Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, has called on the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to reduce its bureaucratic bottleneck and create avenue for the speedy registration of businesses.
The governor made the call when the Board and Management of the commission paid him a courtesy call at Government House, Uyo.
Represented by his deputy, Lady Valerie Ebe, Akpabio stressed the need for the people of the state to have access to get their businesses registered rather than patronise illegal practitioners for such businesses.
He said the government had provided a conducive environment with requisite infrastructure to boost industrialisation.
He congratulated the Board Chairman, Otunba Funsho Lawal, for the various innovations and reforms brought into the commission and thanked him for choosing Uyo as venue for its retreat.
Earlier, Otunba Lawal lauded the infrastructural transformation witnessed in the state, saying that the commission chose Akwa Ibom for its retreat because they considered it a conducive environment for businesses to thrive.
He said that the retreat was to sensitise the business community on the several innovations and services in the commission, maintaining that one can get his business registered within 24 hours. He also announced the existence of a counseling unit in the commission for the revival of failed businesses.