Procedure for registering a company limited by guarantee in Nigeria

Procedure for registering a company limited by guarantee in Nigeria

October 05, 2021

A Company limited by guarantee is a company registered solely for promoting an objective and these kinds of companies are not profit based. Whatever money the company makes is used for the promotion of its objectives. They are usually registered to promote Art, culture, science, education, religion, e.t.c.

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) is the agency responsible for the registration of a company limited by guarantee and the procedure for such registration is highlighted below;

  1. Application for consent for name reservation and registration of the company Limited by guarantee to the registrar of the Corporate Affairs Commission. The information required for this process includes, two proposed company name in order of preference, the objectives of the company, details of directors and secretary, Statement of Guarantee of the proposed Company limited by guarantee.
  2. Application to the Attorney General of the federation for authorization to register the company within 30days, the AG shall approve where there are no objections or where there is no reasonable cause to refuse the application, and where no decision is made within 30days, the promoters shall – Place an advertisement in 3 daily National Newspaper for 28days inviting the public to object if any.
  3. Conclusion of the registration process on the Company Registration Portal. (inclusive of document uploads).
  4. Approval by the commission.

 

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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 are the terms of a contract?
    • an offer and an acceptance.
    • competent parties
    • Consideration
    • Legal subject matter
    • Mutual agreement/ Assent
    • Conesus ad idem
    • Obligation
  • If I have NAFDAC Registration number, do I still need SON registration number?

    SON Product Registration scheme is mandatory for all SON’s regulated products as mandated by SON Act 56 of 1971, 20 of 1984, 18 of 1990 as amended.

    This is irrespective of the registration done by NAFDAC

  • What is personal data?

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

  • What is a copyright?

    Copyright is the exclusive legal right given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorise others to do the same.

  • When can I start renewal of the registration of my product(s) with NAFDAC?

    You can start renewal 6 months to the date of expiry.

  • What is share capital?

    The share capital in a private limited company is the amount of money invested by its owners in exchange for shares of ownership.

  • Does Trademark registration protect my website domain name?

    Yes, it does.

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