President Buhari Appoints Alhaji Garba Abubakar As Registrar-General of CAC


Tuesday, January 14, 2020 / 7:19 PM / CAC Press Release / Header Image Credit: Pulse NG


We wish to inform members of the Public that the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR has approved the appointment of Alhaji Garba Abubakar as Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).


The appointment which is in line with the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) was conveyed by the Honourable Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, CON via a letter dated 7 January, 2020.


Alhaji Garba Abubakar who hails from Bauchi State was born on 74 October 1966. He attended the prestigious Anmadu Bello University, Zaria. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989.


He joined the CAC in April, 2004 as Principal Manager Compliance and rose through the ranks to become a Director in January, 2016. He was Special Adviser to Bello Mahmud the then Registrar-General of CAC between August, 2010 to October, 2017.


Prior to joining the CAC, Mr. A.G Abubakar worked with the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (Formerly National Provident Fund) as Compliance Officer between 1991 to 1993. He also worked at NICON Insurance between June, 1995 to December, 1997.


He is a Member, Governing Council Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law, March 2017 - date, Member, Inter-Agency Committee Against Money Laundering and Terrorists Financing, 2007-date, CAC Focal on open Government Partnership, amongst others.


Alhaji Garba is also a Member, In-House Committee on the Review of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA)


Alhaji Garba has already assumed duties as the Registrar-General/CEO.


He is happily married and his hobbies include Traveling and Reading.

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