How to remove/appoint a company secretary in Nigeria

How to remove/appoint a company secretary in Nigeria

December 23, 2021

The secretary of every company can be changed from time to time if the company so desire. According to the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020, a private company can elect not to have a secretary.

It is however, worthy to note that a secretary can be an individual or a corporate body.

The following steps are taken for the removal/appointment of a company secretary.

  1. A resolution would be passed for the removal/ appointment of a secretary by members of the company.
  2. Where it is a removal, there would be no need to provide any letter but where it is an appointment, a consent letter must be provided by the individual or corporate body accepting the role of secretary.
  3. The necessary application forms would be completed on the CAC Post-incorporation portal of the company along with the date of the resolution.
  4. The application must be authenticated by someone from the company, usually a director, this is done by writing the name of the person who gave the instruction and the position in the company.
  5. The statutory fees are paid and the necessary documents uploaded and filed.

Where it is approved, a status report reflecting the changes would be sent to you.

Note; As with all CAC Post-incorporation filings, it is important to have up to date Annual returns filed.

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