How to change the name of your church in Nigeria

How to change the name of your church in Nigeria

October 22, 2021

Section 832 of the Companies and Allied Matters Act allows for the change of the name of an incorporated Trustee. A church is registered as an incorporated Trustee under the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matter Act (CAMA) 2020.

For the name of a church to be changed, the church will have to apply to the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in the prescribed form along with a Copy of minutes of the meeting approving the change duly certified by the trustees. Other requirements here includes evidence of Newspaper publication in at least two daily newspapers, copy of notice displayed in headquarters and branch(es) of the Church if any. Before the application for change of name can be granted, the publication and notice of the change in name of the church must have been displayed or placed for at least 28days.

The essence of the 28days notice is to notify the general public and members of the church of the intention to change the name of the church and to give room for any objection. Where there is an objection within the 28days period, the commission shall look into it to see if the objection holds weight. Where a valid objection is raised, the change of name would not be approved but where there are no objections, the CAC will approve the change after 28days period elapses.

Team 618 Bees

 

 

618 Bees can quickly and easily help you change the name of your Church/Association/Non-profit/Foundation in Nigeria. Log on to our website www.618bees.com or email hello@618bees.com, or give us a call on +2349017190079. 618 Bees will complete your application with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

 

The information in this blog post (“post”) is provided for general informational purposes only, no information contained in this post should be construed as legal advice, nor is it intended to be a substitute for legal counsel on any subject matter. No reader of this post should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information included in, or accessible through this post without seeking the appropriate legal or professional advice from the particular facts and circumstances at issue from a lawyer. This post is protected by intellectual property law and regulations. It may however be shared using appropriate sharing tools provided that our authorship is always acknowledged and this Disclaimer Notice attached

More Articles

Search

Connect With Us

Got any questions?

If you are having any questions, please feel free to ask.

Send us an email

Frequently Asked

  • Why must I file Annual Returns?

    It is a mandatory statutory requirement under the Companies and Allied Matters Act to file Annual Returns yearly. 

  • 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 an execution clause in a contract?

    This is the section in which the parties sign the contract or agreement.

  • What are the benefits of Registering with SON?
    1. Product traceability in the Nigerian market
    2. Detection of counterfeit products
    3. Barriers to the circulation of substandard goods
    4. The official SON Product Registration Logo and number are displayed on registered products.
  • Is it legal to transfer the personal data you obtained legally to another person?

    No, its not legal. This is because the law prohibits anyone from transferring the data of a third party to another person without consent from the third party to do same even if the data was rightfully obtained in the first instance.

  • Who benefits from copyright protection?

    The creator of a copyright work, usually referred to as the “author” of the work owns the copyright in the work in the first instance. However, the author is at liberty to transfer his rights to a third party. In such a case, the person who has obtained the right by transfer or other legal means becomes the owner of the copyright.

  • What will happen if I buy the wrong category of forms with NAFDAC?

    Nothing, the purchased form will be in your account for future use.

     

  • Why do i need a Shareholders Agreement?

    You need a Shareholders Agreement to protect your investment in a company.  The shareholders Agreement establishes a fair relationship between all shareholders and sets out how the company is run.

  • Can I trademark my logo and name separately? Why is this a good idea?

    Yes you can. The advantage is that it gives you the opportunity to have more than one logo or the opportunity to change your logo easily as opposed to registering the name and the logo as one trademark.

Call Us Now on +234 901 719 0079 Chat on WhatsApp