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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