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Nigeria - Obtain a Liquor license

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Apply In-Person:

  1. To apply for a Liquor license in person, the applicant has to the visit the Board Secretary Office of Local Government Area in his/her state.
  2. The address and contact details can be found in the “Office Locations & Contacts” section of this page.
  3. Visit the office and obtain an application form for a Liquor License as applicable to your class of license from the relevant department.
  4. Make sure that you have all documents listed in the “required documents” section of this page, when you visit the office.
  5. Complete the application form with appropriate details and required information as asked with respect to your license requirement.
  6. After that, attach all the required documents with the application form and submit them to the Secretary of the Board.
  7. Pay the required amount of fees as directed. Then, the officials will proceed to perform the internal processes with respect to the applicant’s request.
  8. Initially, your attached documents and application form will be checked for sufficiency and appropriateness.
  9. If found sufficient, further necessary tasks will be accomplished by the concerned officials for the issuance of license.
  10. Once all the tasks and processes are over, applicant will be intimated to collect the license through any applicable means.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form
  • Registration/Incorporation Certificate
  • Agreement copy of Partnership
  • Constitution copy of the company
  • Sketch/Map of the premises
  • Certificate copy for the company’s name
  • Copies of share certificates of the company directors and shareholders
  • Title deed or Written undertaking lease in lieu of agreement
  • Applicable Proof of Identity of Directors and Shareholders
  • Relevant regulatory permit from NAFDAC
  • Proposed menu copy
  • Proof of payment

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Federal Capital Territory Administration - Head Office
Plot 1, Kapital Street,
Area 11, Garki. PMB 24
FCT Abuja, Nigeria Abuja FCT 00234 Nigeria.
Servicom: +(234) 8035879356
MTN: +(234) 8031230330.
Mobile: +(234) 8099936313/ 8099936312
Email: [email protected]
Website : Link


  • Any organisational entity in Nigeria, that wishes to involve in business that deals with liquor, can apply.
  • The applying entity must have obtained a Registration Certificate or an Incorporation Certificate.


  • Please approach the authorities for fees details.


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  • The person who requires the license must also apply for and obtain a relevant permit from the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in case of a regulated product by the agency.
  • The website link of the NAFDAC is as follows: Link Visit the website and find relevant information or contact the office for relevant details.
  • It is important that the completed form must contain all the information required properly and the form must be filled legibly, in order to get accepted by the Authority.
  • Make sure that you attach all the required documents as specified by the authority to avoid rejections.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name and address of the applicant
  • Nationality and age
  • Description Address details of the premises
  • Company name
  • Registration Certificate number
  • Incorporation details
  • Identification Card numbers of directors and shareholders
  • Banking particulars

Need for the Document[edit]

  • Liquor license is mandatory if any registered company in Nigeria wishes to do the business that deals with the manufacture, import or sale of liquor inside the Republic of Nigeria.

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