How to close your Company in Nigeria
The closing of a company in Nigeria is called winding up and it can be done voluntarily by court order or by supervision of the court.
The procedure for winding up is done at the Federal High court where the company’s head office or registered address is. An application for winding up can be brought by the company/directors, creditors, official receivers, contributories, a trustee in bankruptcy or legal representative or even the commission and it can be done jointly or severally.
A company can be wound up on the following grounds;
- By a special resolution to dissolve the company.
- When the company is unable to pay is debts.
- When the company does not file statutory report. In most cases they are delisted from the list of companies by the commission.
- Where the number of shareholders does not meet the required standard for companies under its type of registration.
- Where the court deems it just and equitable.
An application for winding up is brought to the Federal High Court through a petition. The court can dismiss it, adjourn for further hearing, grant an interim order or grant the order as prayed.
The winding up of a company voluntarily is deemed to have commenced the moment a special resolution is passed by the company for winding up.
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