The Director, Public Affairs of CAC, Mr Churchill Williams speaking at the event, said as part of the investment climate reform programme of the Federal Government, it had in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Communications and Technology deployed a new online registration software known as CRP/GSP under the auspices of the Government service portal. He also highligted the challenges and innovations embarked upon by the Commission. SBL co-chair, Moyosere Onigbanjo (SAN) said the section was engaging all the regulators with a view to enhancing the ease of doing business, starting with the CAC. According to him “We feel that business practice, business lawyers and other stakeholders and the regulators must engage regularly to climb up the ladder of ease of doing business in Nigeria. The regulator is not our adversary. So, we need to partner with them for the benefit of all stakeholders”, he explained. SBL vice chair, Olumide Akpata in his opening remarks on behalf of the Chair, Asue Ighodalo observed that the meeting was part of the Sections decision to reach out to all the regulators, adding that more of such meetings would be organised in future with other regulators. In his Keynote address, read by his SA, Mr. A.G Abubakar, the CAC Registrar-General Mr Bello Mahmud, said the workshop provided an ample opportunity for lawyers who are primarily the clients of the agency to understand some of the activities of the commission with a view to offering suggestion that will promote efficiency and service delivery. His words: “This sensitization workshop no doubt provides a veritable platform to enable the commission to showcase the services it provides to members of the public and the current reforms it has embarked upon to promote doing business with ease in Nigeria so as to meet the requirement of a world-class company registry.” “The commission in its quest to ensuring seamless registration processes is also collaborating with the Federal Inland Revenue Services towards the integration of e -stamping module into the Company Registration Portal. This is to reduce the time and cost of registration of companies and other post registration processes” he added. Lawyers who attended the event shared their experiences while transacting business with the Commission. He explained that the Commission has since February launched a 24 hour online registration portal aimed at speeding up the process. Mahmud assured the lawyers and other customers that with the new portal, it would no longer be necessary for lawyers to be physically present at the commission’s office to register companies. He also explained that Enugu, Lagos, Kaduna, Kano and Port Harcourt offices had commenced start-to-finish registration of companies.]]>