Our attention has been drawn to a certificate of registration making the rounds in the social media and claiming that the Commission registered the WICKEDNESS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA LOKOJA CHAPTER. The certificate claimed that the “Association” was registered as a Business Name on the 24th day of December, 2022 with the registration number BN 74101.
We wish to categorically state that the purported certificate of registration of WICKEDNESS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA LOKOJA BRANCH was not and could not have been issued by the Commission for the following reasons:
- The Commission does not register Associations as Business Names;
- The name and object of the “Association” offend the provisions of Section 852(1)(c) in that they are undesirable, offensive and contrary to public policy; and
- The officer who purportedly signed the certificate had retired from the service of the Commission long before the date the certificate was purportedly issued.
Accordingly, the general public is hereby informed that the purported certificate of registration of WICKEDNESS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA LOKOJA BRANCH is false, fake and a forgery. It is wicked and fraudulent!
We also wish to advise the general public to always crosscheck the registration of entities by the Commission on search.cac.gov.ng at no cost.