New Notaries Public sworn-in across the Nation [How to apply to be a Notary Public in Nigeria]


Notaries public
New Notaries Public taking the solemn oath of office

 A new batch of Notaries Public have been sworn-in states across the nation.

On Monday Her lordship, Hon. Justice Opeyemi Oke, the chief judge of Lagos State swore-in new-appointed notaries in the state.

The ceremony took place at the Ikeja High Court complex with Hon. Justice Opeyemi  charging the newly sworn-in Notaries to be persons of integrity, conscience and to act uprightly at all times.

 A notary public is a person appointed by the whose primary role is to serve the public as an impartial witness when important documents are signed —documents concerned with estates, deeds, powers-of-attorney, and foreign and international business.

Certificates obtained in Nigeria and intended to be used in a foreign country,  such as birth, marriage, school may require notarisation as part of the authentication process.

A notary’s main functions are to administer oaths and affirmations, take affidavits and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate the execution of certain classes of documents.


How to Apply to be a Notary Public in Nigeria

These are the requirements for Notary Public as listed by the Supreme Court of Nigeria 

3 copies of formal Application letter printed on the letter headed paper should be
addressed to the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria Abuja 

Curriculum vitae (CV) should be duly signed. 23 copies for Lagos state and 15 copies for other states.

Photocopies of practicing fees receipt for 7 years preceding the date of application
and each payment must have been made as at when due on or before 31st of March of each year.

3 photocopies of Call to Bar Certificate.

3 photocopies of Applicant’s Incorporation Certificate with the Corporate Affairs Commission



Notaries Public Act

Go to Supreme Court website

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