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CAC closes Manual Registration of Companies in Five States



CAC closes Manual Registration of Companies in Five StatesThe Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on Monday announced the closure of manual process for company registration in five states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Business Day reports that the announcement was made by the Registrar-General, CAC, Bello Mahmud, during a media briefing held at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

Mahmud said the states involved are Enugu, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Abuja. He added that the move was part of the efforts to improve the business environment and make Nigeria an easier place for businesses to thrive.

He said the implication of the closure is that the commission has now phased out the physical submission of new applications for registration.

As a replacement, he said a Company Registration Portal had been created where those seeking to register their companies can upload their applications online.

He added that the online registration process is cheaper, faster and more convenient as transactions could now be conducted from anywhere.


  1. Elleven45

    May 22, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    The one I applied online for over a month without their response, I had to go to their office to process it and pay another money. If you’re not ready for this upgrade don’t go into it and be eating people’s money without even updating them if their application was successful or not.

  2. Bailey

    May 22, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Interestingly I tried using the online application today and none of the links worked.

  3. #MadeInNaija

    May 22, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Link is working… I just tried it now; 10.25pm, 22/May/2017. Kudos to all who made it possible. However, I hope staff were not disengaged die to closure of offices. Info Tech deployment always causes redundancy of Human Resources.

  4. Bee

    May 23, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Port Harcourt is not a state biko

  5. i said so

    May 23, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    i think this is a very bad idea. The system of manual registration has been in existence for ages and no one complained.It had become a norm. This is just another way of taking food out of lawyers’ mouths. In addition we all know that most servers for filling online forms in Nigeria are usually down. I would still prefer to take my form to CAC and submit than relying on an online portal.

    • Daphne _647

      May 23, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      It’s not o. Lawyers are thieves in black and white uniform. To do the registration online yourself is #10,500 but lawyers charge #25,0000. Isn’t that theft?

  6. iJo

    May 23, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Port Harcourt is not a state 🙂

  7. tracy vince

    May 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

    @Daphne-647 if you pay a lawyer 10,500 for the registration? Will you not pay for his services? that is not stealing. Please be honest to yourself and if you want to be a lawyer go to university and try attending law school. that my advice for you

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