Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC); Functions and other details

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) is a Federal Government agency established in 1990. CAC is an autonomous body charged with the responsibility of regulating the formation and management of companies in Nigeria.

CAC is headed by the Registrar-General who work with accredited members of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to carry out the functions of CAC.

Services and Functions of CAC

The Services and functions of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) is grouped into three parts; part A involves registry, part B involves registration of Business Names while part C involves Registration of Incorporated Trustees (NGO’s). These parts covers the following functions as stipulated in the 1990 vide Companies and Allied Matters Act no 1 (CAMA) 1990[1] as amended, now on Act cap C20 Laws of federation of Nigeria.

  1. Incorporation of Companies (Private or Public Company, Limited by guarantee)
  2. Registration of Business Name
  3. Registration of Incorporated Trustees
  4. Same Day Incorporation Services under which companies are registered within one day
  5. Conducting searches
  6. Issuance of Certified True Copies of filed documents
  7. Registration of share capital increases, mortgages, etc.
  8. Processing the statutory filings of Annual Returns, increase, changes in the memo and articles, addresses, etc.
  9. Arrange or conduct investigations into the affairs of any company where the interests of the shareholders and the public so demand.
  10. Management and winding-up of companies.
  11. Monitoring the Compliance with the CAMA by companies.
  12. Sale of all statutory forms and publications of the Commission
  13. Responding to enquiries and complaints in respect of the services of the Commission.
  14. Handling preliminary process of accreditation of Lawyers, Chartered Accountants and Chartered Secretaries who are the recognized professionals and direct users of the Companies Registry.

Types of Companies recognized by CAC

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) recognizes and registers the following type of business ventures in Nigeria

  • Private Limited Company (LTD)
  • Public Limited Company (PLC)
  • Companies limited by guarantee and
  • Unlimited Companies.

These type of business ventures must have a minimum of two members and maximum of 50 members for Private Limited Companies. A minimum share capital of fifty thousand Naira(50,000) is recommended for private companies and five hundred thousand Naira (500,000) for public companies.

CAC Website:

CAC Offices in Nigeria

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: Plot 420, Tigris Crescent Off Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja.
Phone: +234 1 4618594

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: 16 Billings Street At Top Visa Office, Oregun, Lagos State.
Phone: +234 08035119449

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: 52, Unity Road, off Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Kano ,Kano State.
Phone: +234 (0) 8037004299

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: Plot 332, Danjuma Drive, Trans Amadi Industrial Layout, Port Harcourt , Rivers State.
Phone: +234 08035059955, 08086595133

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: No. 17, Aje Street,Yaba ,Lagos State.
Phone: +234 08037004299

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: Plot 31B, Okpara Avenue , Enugu , Enugu State.
Phone: 234 08058172610

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: 69, Mission Road, Benin, Edo State.
Phone: +234 (0) 8033137752

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: 7/9, Wethral Road, Beside ITC Terminus, Owerri , Imo State.
Phone: 234 08033089152

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: No. 1 Yakubu Avenue, Behind Lugard Hal, Kaduna , Kaduna State.
Phone: +234 (0) 8036191210

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: 4, Ahmadu Bello Plaza Complex, 2nd Floor, Jos , Plateau State.
Phone: 234 08035074548

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: Premium House, 1st Floor, Jericho, opposite Evans publishing company, Eleyele, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Phone: 234 08054044600

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: 122, Hospital Road,Akure , Ondo State.
Phone: +234 (0) 8033902886

Corporate Affairs Commission
Address: Plot 565,Ndola Square, off Michael Okpara Street, Wuse, Abuja.

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: Adama Bola Sa’adu House 10, Ahmadu Bello way, G.R.A, Ilorin , kwara State.
Phone: +234 (0) 8024137280

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: 24, Lalubu Street, Oke-Ilewo, Near Opic Building, Abeokuta , Ogun State.
Phone: +234 08054072310

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: 7-13, Aka Road 1st Floor, Anchor Insurance Building, Akwa Ibom State.
Phone: +234 (0) 8055154768

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: 3rd Floor, Okoi Arikpo House, 10 Calabar Road, Calabar, Cross River State.
Phone: +234 (0) 8035923218

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: 25, Railway Bye Pass, High Level, Makurdi, Benue State.
Phone: +234 (0) 8036051460

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: 3, Sultan Dasuki Road, off Kano Road, Sokoto, Sokoto State.
Phone: +234 (0) 8036073590

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: Intercity Bank Bulding, 3rd Floor, 3 Abdulsallam Abubakar Way (Formerly Bosso Road), Minna, Niger State.
Phone: +234 (0) 8064108776

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Address: Opposite Gombe Low Cost Housing Estate, Gombe, Gombe State.
Phone: +234 (0) 8036195075 

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