CAC to exhibit at trade fair
The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has hinted that the agency’s participation at the ongoing 10th Abuja international trade fair will bring its services closer to its customers, especially foreign investors who might not be too conversant with the operations of the commission.
The commission explained that its reach-out programme will ensure that as many of local and foreign investors as possible easily access registration of their businesses and other services of the commission.
Speaking with The Guardian on the commission’s involvement in the fair during the weekend, its Director, Public Affairs, Churchill Williams maintained that gone are the days when the commission waited for business owners to knock at its door for services.
He said the current management of the commission is aware that the relationship with its customers is of utmost importance and also conversant with the nature of some business owners who might want to claim ignorant of the need for them to get their businesses registered.
He said the need for the commission to contribute towards the investment drive of the Federal Government had made it imperative for the agency to map out some specific strategy at reaching out to investors, of which its full presence at the Abuja international trade fair is one.
According to him,’trade fair is part of the CAC’s decentralisation policy. It is about bringing services closer to the people. We also want to make our services user-friendly and reduce cost. It is also part of our efforts to encourage SMEs thereby encouraging the formalisation of businesses. The commission’s participation in the fair is also geared towards public awareness. To reach out to people and enlighten them about the commission’s ideals and the services it has to offer, the reforms in the agency, registration processes and other activities’’.
He added that ‘’a lot of awareness campaign about the activities of the commission had already gone forth, but we are aware that many foreign business owners from the Asia, Europe and other African countries will be participating in the trade fair. With this knowledge, we took the initiative to have a stand at the fair so that as business owners come in, we would be able to intimate them with what we do.”