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Application Requirements for free CAC Business Name Registration for 250,000 Small Businesses In Nigeria

Last Updated on March 10, 2021 by Ope Quadri

A few weeks ago, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made it known that there are plans to boost Small businesses in Nigeria. It is tagged CAC/FG business name registration

According to him, one of the APC-led government is to enable SMEs to register their business names free with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

It is part of Buhari-led government’s post-Covid-19 Pandemic survival intervention to support micro and small businesses to formalise their businesses.

How many businesses will benefit from free registration?

According to the Federal Government, 250,000 businesses would benefit from free registration.

There would be 6,606 Business Names to be registered for free in each of the states, except Abia, Lagos and Kano. They would have 7,906, 9,084 and 8,406 respectively.

Who can register

It’s opened for all:

  • Interested Micro and Small Entrepreneurs,
  • Artisans,
  • Craftsmen/Women

What’s the advantage of registering your business with CAC?

If your business is registered with CAC, it becomes a legal entity, as such, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  1. Operate a corporate bank account
  2.  Access to grants,
  3. Access to loans
  4. Enhancing business perception
  5. It helps to institute a structure in business
  6. Access to other forms of funding,

Application Requirements for free CAC Business Name Registration

So you might want to ask: What are the requirements for the free FG/CAC business name registration?

Take along with you the following documents to the registration point in your state of residence to register your business:

  1. Two (2) Passport-sized photographs
  2. Three (3) Proposed Names
  3. Phone Number
  4. Email address
  5. Valid Means of Identification: National ID Card (NIN), Driver’s Licence, International Passport.

If you faced the issue of CAC unverified in the course of your registration, check out our post to resolve the issue.

State Contact Persons for free CAC Business Name Registration for 250,000 MSMEs

To make the registration easy, the Federal Government released names and phone numbers of contact persons known as aggregators and state focal persons for the free 250,000 FG/CAC business names registration for MSMEs

You can call any of the following under-listed persons in your state of residence to benefit from the free CAC business name registration.

Abia State

Nesochi Alfred-Igbokwe

Phone No: 08123010407

Abuja (FCT)

Adeshinna Agoi


Wodi Steven Sunday

GSM: 07019749174

Adamawa State

Ibrahim Mohammed

Mohammed Mustapha Way,

Near Capital School, Jimeta,

Adamawa State

GSM: 08069747512

Anambra State

Nasme Theo Nnorom

Phoe No: 08033152061

Akwa Ibom State

Bright Law Consult

42, Sanni Ogun Road,

Ikot Ekpene,

Akwa Ibom State


Benue State

Mone Nyakan


Free CAC Business Name Registration in Bauchi State

There are two points for Bauchi State Contact Persons for free CAC Business Name Registration:

  • Richard Baba Audu


  • Industrial Training Fund,

Bauchi Area Office,

Murtala Mohammed Way,

Off Central Bank Round About,

Federal Low-cost Housing Estate,

Bauchi State

Cross River State

ogbeche mcdon kenneth

Shop Rite Plaza Annex,

28, MCC Road, Calabar,



Ekwomma Harrison Okutukutu

By Damis Junction, Yenagoa,


Borno State

Alkali Mohammed Umar

No.1, NHIS Building,

Damboa Road, Maiduguri,

Borno State


Delta State

Nasme Frank Obiora


Enugu State

Chiemezie Okonyia (CORE EQUITY LIMITED)

No.2, Cemetery Road,

GRA, Enugu,


Ekiti State

Ipaye Titilola



Flora Ochadu

Phone no: 08122544224

Kwara State

Mubarak Opeyemi

Phone Num: 08148600902

Plateau State

Hajiya Khadija Mudi


Industrial Training Fund,

Jos Area Office,

No.1, Kufang Miango Road,

Opposite Maranatha Bible Church,

Kufang, Jos,

Plateau State

Yobe State

Mohammed Saje Jajere



Felicia Zidougha

No. 10, Pic Green Village Estate,

Akpajo, Portharcourt, Rivers State


Jigawa State

Aminu Saleh


Ogun State

Opeyemi Olatinwo


Imo State

Emeka Geoffrey Nwokorie

Plot 41, Chief Solomon Close,

New Owerri, Beside Ojukwu Library,

Owerri, Imo State



Hajiya Fatima Musa

Behind Former Federal Pay Office,

New Layout, Kogi State


Katsina State

Katsina State SMEDAN

Isah Miqdad


Kano State

Mustapha Nasir

  1. 8 Gidan Baban Gwoggo, Unity Road,



Ondo State

Adegboyega Olufunmilola Seun


Osun State

OsunState Contact Persons for free CAC Business Name Registration is:

Oluwafunmi Olusegun Akanki



Muhammad Musa Baba

Sakin Bolari Street,



Nasarawa State

Mohd Inuwa Yahaya

Ta’al Model E-Library,

Nasarawa State


Oyo State

Abidemi Oseni Oduntan (CORE EQUITY LIMITED)

Suite 58, Adebayo Shopping Complex, Adex Bus Stop,

Along Monatan Iwo Road, Ibadan,


Niger State

Hon. Danjuma Mani

Na Muye Transport Service,

Opposite Newsline Tunga, Minna,


Lagos State

Timothy Asobele Emmanuel Dare

07087759673, 08167488754


Uziewe Nelson Enakeno

6 Ero Drive, Off Maho Street,

Off Ekewan Road,

Benin City



Abdulrazaq Mohammed Nuhu

No.13, Hammaruwa Way,

Brothers Filling Station,

Adjacent MTN Head Office, Jalingo,


Kaduna State

iBase Technologies LTD

Suite 1 2nd Floor, Imam House,

Ahmadu Bello Way,

Kaduna State



Mustapha Abubakar Alkali

Sokoto North Senatorial District, ,

Garba Duba Road,


Free CAC Business Name Registration in Kebbi State

Kama’Aiki Computers

Go Slow Road,


Birnin Kebbi,


Zamfara State

Shehu Jari Abubakar Yarima Quarters,

Kaura Namoda,

Zamfara State


When is the closing date?

The registration started on October 19, 2020. FG or CAC is yet to release an official closing date for the free registration.

Since there are limited spaces for the opportunity, we urge you to take action immediately



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