|“In many Countries of the world a document can only be accepted internationally, if it has been notarized or formally authenticated and its genuineness and valuably verified and certified by a Notary Public.
|Nigeria, like many Countries of the world requires documents to be notarized or for original documents to be certified by a Notary Public before those documents can be used abroad or in Nigeria if the documents are coming from other nations.
|In Nigeria, Notaries are senior members of the Nigerian Bar Association who have been called to the Nigerian Bar for at least 7 years, prior to the day of appointment as Notary Public. They are Legal Practitioners who are qualified to authenticate, prepare, attest, verify, witness and certify original and copy legal documents for use in Nigeria and internationally. A notarial certification or authentication is generally recognised as an international “certification of authenticity”.
|The Hague Convention, gives international recognition to the office and seal of a Notary.
|From 1st October, 1936 when the Law No. 41 of 1936 of Nigeria and under the Law of No. 37 of 1936 of Laws of Nigeria, Notaries were appointed by Queen of England or her representative in the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria and registered and subscribed by the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery. Following the introduction of the Notaries Public Act Law No. 107 of 1955, they are now appointed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
|Every Notary appointed in Nigeria is by law deemed as an Officer of the Supreme Court of Nigeria”. [Source: http://notary.gov.ng/about.php]
The Underlisted is the requirements for Notary Public