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Garba Abubakar

Mr Abubakar is the Registrar General /CEO of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), the agency responsible for registration of companies and charities in Nigeria.

Until his appointment as the Registrar General, he was the Director in charge of Compliance/Litigation at the CAC. He had earlier served as the Special Adviser to the former Registrar General between 2010 and 2017. In that position, he championed the reforms on Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria with particular reference to Starting a Business. He also led the reforms in the areas of transition to full Electronic Registration, Integration of the CAC Registration Portal with the FIRS Stamp Duty Portal, Creation of Public Search Window which provides free information to the public on all entities registered by CAC as well as the implementation of Beneficial Ownership Disclosure in Nigeria.

Mr Abubakar also serves on the board of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.  He is also a member of the Financial Services Regulation Coordinating Committee (FSRCC), the National Steering Committee on Open Government Partnership and the Governing Council of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law. He had served on the Governing Boards of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) and the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA).

Mr Abubakar had also been involved in the design of some of the critical reforms in the Financial and the Corporate sectors as a member of various committees under the auspices of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, amongst others.