Garba Abubakar is a legal practitioner and distinguished Abusite who is currently serving as the Registrar General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
Garba Abubakar who was born on October 7, 1966, is from Bauchi State. He attended the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989.
He joined the CAC in April 2004 as a principal manager in charge of compliance and rose through the ranks to become a director in January 2016.
He was a special adviser to Bello Mahmud, the then Registrar General of CAC between August 2010 to October, 2017.
Prior to joining the CAC, Mr. 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.
President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR approved the appointment of Alhaji Garba Abubakar as Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2020.
Mr. Abubakar’s appointment, which is in line with the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), was conveyed by the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, via a letter dated January 7.
Mr. Abubakar is also a member, In-House Committee on the Review of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA).
He is married and his hobbies include traveling and reading.