It Is Not “Notary Public Of Nigeria” But “Notary Public For Nigeria”.

Daily Law Tips (Tip 494) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK).

Nothing describes an office better than the law establishing the office. There is nothing like “Notary Public of Nigeria”.

The correct name/title of office of a notary, is “Notary Public For Nigeria”. It is an office reserved only for a fit and proper legal practitioner to be appointed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria. A notary performs all the duties of a notary in England and is an officer of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

My authorities are sections 1, 2, 6 of the Notaries Public Act, 1936.

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