Q: I registered a business with the CAC 20 years ago. How do I change the name and/or any other associated details? (Via website contact form)
A: First of all, if you do have a little time on your hands, this is something that you can do yourself without the help of a lawyer. There is no need to go to a lawyer if you understand the process.
Costs: Business name/details change with the CAC
The charges vary, depending on whether you initially registered a business name or an incorporated trustee. If you registered a business name, a business name change costs ₦5,000, a business address change costs ₦1,000 and a change of proprietor (or business founder details) costs ₦1,000. You will also need to add to this, ₦500 for a new name search for the name you want to change it to.
If you registered an incorporated trustee on the other hand, a change of name costs ₦10,000, change of trustees also costs ₦10,000.
How to change your name/details with the CAC
You can do this yourself by registering as a user on www.services.cac.gov.ng
. It is best to access this link using Google Chrome, otherwise, it is a very long very painful web experience and everything take ages to load, – that is if the content loads at all!
Below is a list of CAC offices around Nigeria:
Plot 420, Tigris Crescent,
Off Aguiyi Ironsi Street,
PLOT 7, OTUNBA JOBI FELE WAY, BEHIND MKO GARDENS,
No. 17, Aje Street,
52, Unity Road, off Ibrahim Taiwo Road,
Plot 332, Danjuma Drive, Trans Amadi Industrial Layout,
Plot 31B, Okpara Avenue
Premium House, 1st Floor, Jericho,
opposite Evans publishing company,
NO 44, GODWIN ABBE WAY, OFF SAPELE ROAD, G.R.A.,
BESIDE CITY GLOBAL HOTEL, BY UMUGUMA JUNCTION, PORTHARCOURT ROAD,
No. 1 Yakubu Avenue, Behind Lugard Hall
122, Hospital Road,
10, Adama Bola Sa’adu House 10, Ahmadu Bello way, G.R.A,
All the best!