How To Verify/Check If A Company Is Registered In Nigeria

Things have gone so bad that people now fake everything. Even company and businesses are not left out in this scam business. Doing business with a fake or illegal company is very dangerous and can even cause a lifetime damage to your business, career, and personality.

If you live in Nigeria you will be familiar with the world Fake, or Scam. Don’t worry, in this post, we will show you the easy way to know a fake company or enterprises in Nigeria so you can stay as far as possible from them.


How To Verify/Check If A Company Is Registered

The CAC (Corporate Affairs Commission)

The CAC ( Corporate Affairs Commission) which was founded in 1990 under the Companies and Allied Matters Act mandated that all company, enterprises or business must be registered before it can fully operate in Nigeria. This commission was created in order to regulate how a company manages and operate in Nigeria.


Before you seal deal with any company it’s advisable that you are sure the company or business is a legitimate one. Before it’s was difficult to verify a legitimate business in Nigeria because you will have to go down to their office to do that. But now the company has launched a search portal on their website where people can check if a company or business is registered in Nigeria. You can check all the registered company online using your smartphone or PC.

How To Check/Verify If A Company Is Registered In Nigeria

To check if a company or business is registered to follow the simple steps below…

How To Verify A Registered Company With CAC

  • Visit the CAC website at and chose the “Public Search” service on the landing page
  • On the search page, enter the name of the company in the search box with the heading, Search Record By Name
  • Click on the square box to verify you are a human, not a robot
  • Now click on search

If the company is registered, the search will display you all the details of the company with the CAC registration status. This will include the name of the company, the RC number, address of the date of registration. If the company is still new and undergoing registration, you will see the notice without the RC number and address.


And then, if the company is not registered, the search will return empty which is also a signal that the company might be fake. Because I don’t see any reason a reliable organization will not follow the rules of the government by registering their company as mandated. Besides, the registration is not difficult and the charges are not much. So you have to be careful when dealing with such a company to avoid stories. Make extra finding at your own pace.

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