President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020, which he recently signed into law would improve transparency and accountability.
This was disclosed by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity in a statement titled “CAMA Act will help us fight corruption, President Buhari explains at UNGA high-level summit.”
President Buhari said;
“Since the inception of our administration in 2015, the government has been committed to changing international and domestic perceptions regarding Nigeria’s commitment to fight corruption and foster good governance.
“We focused on the task of dealing head-on with this destructive monster, which led to us joining the Open Government Partnership and making reform commitments such as to establish a public central register of beneficial owners of corporate entities.
“Since then, we have made significant progress in implementing tougher anti-corruption measures, including my recent assent to the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020.
“The Act provides a legal framework for the implementation of Beneficial Ownership Information Disclosure in Nigeria.”Being an OGP member-country has helped Nigeria learn from other countries tackling similar challenges, and to build a coalition to support these reforms across the private sector and civil society. It has also aided our journey towards building citizens’ trust in government.” He concluded