CCT consumes another as FG appoints new Acting Registrar-General for CAC
Following the order issued by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Dec. 24, on the immediate suspension of the Acting Registrar-General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Ms Azuka Azinge for not declaring her assets, Federal Government Tuesday, appointed a replacement, Hajiya Saratu Shafii as the Acting Registrar-General of the Commission.
Recall that former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onoghen had earlier in the year 2019, fallen victim of the Tribunal over issues of undeclared assets and was swiftly replaced by the current CJN, Mr Tanko Mohammed.
The Umar Danladi-led three-man tribunal had based their ruling on an ex-parte application by the Federal Government, through the Code of Conduct Bureau.
The tribunal directed the Hon Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment to execute the order of suspension to subsist, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice dated and filed on Dec. 17.
A statement issued by the Head of Public Affairs of the commission, Mr Moses Adaguusu said Shafii’s appointment was conveyed to CAC through the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment.
Business Hilights recalls that until her appointment, Shafii was a Director, Incorporated Trustees Department of the commission.
The new acting registrar-general is a graduate of Law from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985.
Shafii started her working career with the Niger State Ministry of Justice from 1986 to 1991, and later joined CAC in 1992 as a Senior Litigation Officer and rose through the ranks to become a director in 2012.