How to apply and benefit from free CAC Business Name Registration for 250,000 MSMEs


As part of Federal Government’s post Covid-19 Pandemic survival intervention to support micro and small businesses to formalise their businesses, the Federal Government has approved the free registration of 6,606 Business Names in each of the 34 states while Abia, Lagos and Kano will have 7,906, 9,084 and 8,406 respectively.

Consequently, all interested Micro and Small Entrepreneurs, Artisans, Craftsmen/Women (one or more persons) that are yet to formalise their businesses should take advantage of this rare opportunity.

Having a business registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission comes with a lot of benefit which include being able to operate a bank account in the business name, access to grants, loans and other forms of funding, enhancing business perception and helping to put structure to the business.

Aggregators have been appointed to receive applications from interested persons in line with CAC requirements.

The names and  contact details of the aggregators can be obtained on the Commission’s Website HERE

The free registrations will start on the 19th October 2020.

Don’t be left out! Hurry now to any of the centres with the following documents to register your business:

  1. Three (3) Proposed Names
  2. Two (2) Passport sized photographs
  3. Valid Means of Identification
  4. Phone Number/Email address


  1. Kudos to the Federal Government of Nigeria for this opportunity given to MSMEs in the country.
    May I express my unsatisfied way the CAC handles the registration. Only one person was assigned to collate documents from all interested business owners in Lagos State. All efforts to reach the released contact (LAGOS STATE: TIMOTHY ASOBELE EMMANUEL DARE – 07087759674) proved abortive.
    This a failed plan already. At the end of the whole exercise, many interested persons will be denied the opportunity.
    Please, a swift correction is needed to rectify this situation.

  2. thanks for the enlightenment. What will I do if the aggregator for your state refuses to answer calls for inquiry and she has no e-mail?


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