PIA: CAC completes incorporation of NNPC Limited

The Corporate Affairs Commission has completed the incorporation of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited in accordance with provisions of the provisions of Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), 2021 signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16, 2021.

Speaking at the Quarterly meeting at Heads of Agencies in the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment in Abuja, the Registrar General of CAC, Alhaji Garba Abubakar said Section 53(1) of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021, required the Minister of Petroleum Resources to cause for the incorporation of the NNPC Limited within six months of the enactment of the PIA in consultation with the Minister of Finance on the nominal shares of the Company.

Alhaji Garba Abubakar further stated that the registration was completed the same day after fulfilling all requirements set for the incorporation of the NNPC LIMITED.

The RG while updating the gathering on the digitization of the Trademark and Patent Registry which was being pursued by the CAC in a bid to ensure synergy and eliminate amongst others possible conflicts said the project was awaiting clearance from NITDA which was studying the statement of requirement submitted to it.

On the free Federal Government-sponsored 250,000 Business names registration, the Registrar General said despite suffering a delay from one of the selected Aggregators, the Commission had less than 3,000 applications to wind up the project and therefore gave a commitment to ensure completion by the first week of October 2021.

Declaring open the meeting earlier, the Minister of Industry Trade and Investment, Otunba Adebayo said the event was being held quarterly to asses amongst others the journey so far, challenges and way forward for the agencies under the ministries purview.

Otunba Adebayo, therefore, charged the agencies to ensure more commitment and dedication to service for the overall growth of the economy.

In her remark, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Maryam Katagum gave an update on the implementation of the COVID-19 Survival Fund which she described as tough and challenging experience.

Ambassador Maryam Katagum however said the programme was a huge success and was due for wind up soon.

The meeting was well attended by no less than 18 Heads of Agencies and Directors in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.

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