What kind of businesses or company names require special consent?
Section 30 of the companies and Allied matters Act cap C20 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 (CAMA) clearly states the names that require the consent of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) before they can be registered and they are Names which:
(a)includes the word “Federal”, “National”, “Regional”, “State”, “Government”, or any other word which in the opinion of the Commission suggests or is calculated to suggest that it enjoys the patronage of the Government of the Federation or the Government of a State in Nigeria, as the case may be, or any Ministry or Department of Government; or
(b) contains the word “Municipal” or “Chartered” or in the opinion of the Commission suggests, or is calculated to suggest, connection with any municipality or other local authority; or
(c) Contains the word “Co‐operative” or the words “Building Society”; or
(d) Contains the word “Group” or “Holding”.
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