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Director Consent Letter

Last revision Last revision 01/01/2024
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Last revisionLast revision: 01/01/2024

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A Director Consent Letter, otherwise known as Director Consent Form, is a letter which expressly states that a party voluntarily accepts the appointment to act as a director of a Company.

In Nigeria, either a person or a company can act as a director of a Company. However, for an appointment to be valid, such a person must have attained the age of 18 years and not disqualified from being a director under the Nigerian laws.


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This document can be used by a person or a company who has been newly appointed to act as a director of a Company.

After filling this form, the newly appointed director should sign this letter. If the newly appointed director is a company, a director of that company who is its authorized representative must sign this document. After signing the document, the newly appointed director must deposit a signed copy to the appointing company.

The appointing company should make a post-incorporation filing within 14 days from the date of appointment at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to avoid paying a monetary penalty for late filing. The purpose of the filing is to alter its corporate records at the CAC to reflect the name of the newly appointed director.

The appointing company should file the following documents along with this letter:

  • duly completed form CAC 7A (Notice of Change of Director);
  • resolution of the board of directors of the appointing company authorizing the appointment of the new director(s);
  • a valid means of identification of the newly appointed director and where the new director is a company, the certificate of incorporation of the company.

Applicable Law

This document is regulated by the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020.

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