Most times, bill and hassle of getting a company registered from middle men or agents has made a lot of beginners draw back in their quest to secure their company names registered for more business adventure, trading and possibly exporting of agro commodities. As you know that having a registered company differentiates you from others who do not.
I must tell you that registration of business name or company incorporation is very easy and the time taken is minimal and you can monitor the process yourself without any agent or middle men when doing it manually through corporate affairs commission offices all over Nigeria or going through online process which is faster and easy.
All you need to do is set your time and ready to do it yourself like I always say, DIY is essential and gaining more experience is required to put other people through if you are kind enough:
- Search through the internet for a corporate affairs commission (CAC) office address that is closer to you. But I always prefer Abuja office at plot no 420, Tigris crescent, off Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama Abuja. http://new.cac.gov.ng/home/contact-us/
- Go to the office and buy a card for checking your preferred business name by submitting 3 different names of choice. It takes a period of 3-7days for the approved name to be out for registration http://new.cac.gov.ng/home/summary-of-fees-and-forms/
- After the approval, proceed to registration in the same office without any hardship. Patiently wait for your certificate of business registration. http://new.cac.gov.ng/home/forms-4/
- If you have a certificate of business registration, you can proceed to secure a certificate of incorporation which will assist you to secure an export license faster. Click the link below for more information on how to get your company registered. new.cac.gov.ng
The Nigerian Government policy changes over the time, but no matter how hard it maybe, you can still go through this process yourself. Recently, I learnt they are taking application online and you can probably finish the whole process over the internet without doing it manually.
Check the link above for more information on how to register your business.