A company’s first Annual Returns are due for filing after 18 months of its inception, subsequently it should be filed annually as the name implies. The filing dates could differ for each company depending on their financial year end but must be filed not later than 42 days after its Annual General Meeting.
The Annual Returns for Business Names is due not later than the 30th of June each year except in the year the business was registered.
What is the first thing I must do to register a business in Nigeria?
To register a business in Nigeria; you would need to conduct a name search of the business. You can achieve this using your CAC-CRP account.
What are the product categories available when registering with NAFDAC?
The product categories include: Food, Cosmetics, Drug, Medical Device, Agro-Chemicals & Pesticide, Veterinary Products, Vaccines & Biologicals, Herbal and Nutraceuticals and Water
Is there a penalty for late renewal of registration of products with NAFDAC?
Yes, there is a late renewal fee, which is dependent on the category of the product.
Who can be directors in my company?
Any two adults can be directors in a company.
What is a trademark?
A trademark can be any word, sign, symbol or graphic that you apply to your company, goods or services to distinguish them from those of your competitors; for example, a brand, product or company name, or logo. The trademark serves as a badge of origin for your business and its brands and products, and can consist of words, logos, slogans, colours and shapes, or a combination of all of these.
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