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Trade and Investment Commissioner Extends Free Business Name Registration in Akwa Ibom

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has announced the extension of the 50% reduction in the registration fee for Business Names for 3 more days with effect from 13th August 2019. The new date will now end on Friday, 16th August 2019.

The decision to extend the deadline is because of the Sallah public holidays. The 3 days extension is to enable Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) that could not register their business due to the Sallah holidays to so register.

The benefits of registering your business name with CAC cannot be overemphasized. With a registered business name, you can own corporate accounts with Banks, have access to loans, grants and other government intervention programmes for SMEs.

A state as released from by the Personal Assistant to the Commissioner Miss Aniebiet Francis states

HON. COMMISSIONER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT HAS APPROVED AN EXTENSION WINDOW FOR THE FREE REGISTRATION FOR (BUSINESS NAMES) SMEs IN AKWA IBOM STATE TO REGISTER WITH THE SMEs DESK ON WEDNESDAY, 15 AUGUST BEFORE 10 AM.

BY THIS NOTICE, ALL ENTREPRENEURS AND SMEs WHO HAVE NOT REGISTERED THEIR BUSINESS NAMES WITH C.A.C ARE REQUESTED TO COME WITH 2PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPH TO THE CONFERENCE ROOM, MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT, BLOCK 5 IDONGESIT NKANGA SECRETARIAT BEFORE 5PM TODAY.

ANIEBIET FRANCIS 
P.A TO HON. COMM. (SMEs)

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