The Corporate Affairs Commission has disclosed that the use of common seal by companies is no longer mandatory but rather optional.
This is part of the legislation under the new Companies and Allied Matters Act CAMA 2020.
According to a statement signed by CAC’s Head of Media, Mr Rasheed Mahe, this was made known by the Registrar-General of CAC, Alhaji Garba Abubakar, on Thursday in Abuja, after decalring open a one-day Customer’s Stakeholders Forum.
Abubakar, who was represented by Mr Abdulhakeem Mohammed, CAC’s Director Compliance, enumerated a series of reform initiatives embarked upon by the commission, pursuant to CAMA, 2020.
According to NAN, the CAC boss said that notable features of the new law included the dispensation of the appointment of company secretary by private companies in pursuant of Section 330 of the new law.
Abubakar noted that some of the other features that are part of this new legislature include introduction of electronic signature, allowing one man to register a private company, adding that incorporated trustees amalgamation with similar objectives is now possible under Section 849.
The Registrar-General also said that the minimum share capital for private companies was increased to N100,000 and 2 million for public liability companies, small companies and one-man company were now permitted to hold statutory and annual general meetings outside the country.
He said the provisions of Sections 705 and 707 which introduced the registration of accredited insolvency practitioner, liquidator, receiver or receiver-manager stated that such professionals could only practice upon obtaining due accreditation from the CAC.
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