“Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on Aug. 16.”
Participants at the quarterly meeting of heads of agencies under the MITI.
On the FG’s 250,000 Business names registration, Abubakar said there are less than 3,000 applications to wind up the project in spite of delay from one of the selected Aggregators.
By Ismail Abdulaziz
The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has completed the Incorporation of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited.
This is in accordance with provisions of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on Aug. 16.
The Registrar General of CAC,, Alhaji Garba Abubakar, revealed this on Tuesday in Abuja at the Quarterly meeting of Heads of Agencies in the Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment.
Section 53(1) of the PIA 2021, requires the Minister of Petroleum Resources to cause for the incorporation of the NNPC Limited within six months of the enactment of the PIA.
This is in consultation with the Minister of Finance on the nominal shares of the Company.
Abubakar stated that the registration was completed same day after fulfilling all requirements set for the incorporation of the NNPC LIMITED.
He updated the gathering on the digitization of the Trademark and Patent Registry by the CAC to ensure synergy and eliminate possible conflicts.
The registrar general 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, he said in spite of delay from one of the selected Aggregators, the Commission had less than 3,000 applications to wind up the project.
He therefore gave a commitment to ensure completion of the project by first week of October.
Declaring open the meeting earlier, the Minister of Industry Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, said the event was to assess the journey so far, challenges and way forward for the agencies under the ministry.
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.
She described the implementation as a tough and challenging experience.
Katagum however said the programme was a huge success and was due for wind up soon.
The meeting was attended by no fewer than 18 Heads of Agencies and Directors in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.