How to close your Business Name in Nigeria

How to close your Business Name in Nigeria

December 15, 2021

After incorporation of a business, the proprietor or proprietors of the business can decide to close the business name on reasonable grounds or upon the death of a proprietor, the Legal representative can apply for the business to be closed. The process of closing a business name in Nigeria is called cessation of business.

To apply for cessation of business, the applicant must provide a consent letter for the cessation of business addressed to the Registrar of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). A death certificate would be required where the proprietor is dead and the identification card of the Legal representative. Where the proprietor(s) is applying for himself/herself, his/her identification card would suffice.

The application is usually done on the CAC  post-incorporation portal by an accredited agent of the Commission.

Before any cessation can be concluded the applicant must have filed up to date Annual Returns.

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Frequently Asked

  • When are Annual Returns due for filing?

    A company’s first Annual Returns are due for filing after 18 months of its inception, subsequently it should be filed annually as the name implies. The filing dates could differ for each company depending on their financial year end but must be filed not later than 42 days after its Annual General Meeting.

    The Annual Returns for Business Names is due not later than the 30th of June each year except in the year the business was registered.

  • Must my Company Secretary be a Lawyer?

    Although it’s ideal to have a lawyer as a company secretary, it is not compulsory for small private businesses.

  • What is a testimonium clause in an agreement?

    This is the part of the agreement where the witness attests to have witnessed the execution of the agreement.

  • Is there a penalty for late renewal of registration of products with NAFDAC?

    Yes, there is a late renewal fee, which is dependent on the category of the product.

  • What is personal data?

    This is any information that can be used to identify an identifiable human person such passport photograph.

  • Is my copyright registration in Nigeria protected globally?

    The nature of copyright is territorial, so the copyright work is only protected in the country of registration

  • Do I have to physically drop off my product sample at NAFDAC office?

    No, you can choose to have it sent to NAFDAC office

  • What is the first thing I must do to register a business in Nigeria?

    To register a business in Nigeria; you would need to conduct a name search of the business. You can achieve this using your CAC-CRP account.

  • Will my trademark registration in Nigeria protect me worldwide?

    No, all intellectual property (IP) rights which includes trademarks are territorial, which means you are protected in the countries in which you register them.

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