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.

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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).

 

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