CAC to end registration with fake identities

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The Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Bello Mahmud has said the era of using fake identity for registration of businesses will soon be over. He said it is no longer enough to put a name down in registering companies, identities must be behind the names.

Represented by his Special Assistant, Garba Abubakar during the Commerce and Industry Correspondent Round Table in Abuja yesterday, Mahmud said the Federal Government data base harmonisation is happening soon, which will confirm the authenticity of name and valid identity of citizens. For now who ever is registering any company must provide his drivers licence, international passport and valid identity card, he said.

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Mahmud said: “ßy the time the Federal Government data base are harmonised we will now confirm the authenticity of the information given to the commission through the national database, but presently the data base are not harmonised yet, it is still being worked on. At present, we are satisfied when someone submits evidence of a valid identity as part of the requirements for registration.

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