By Patrick Obia
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Lawyer and child right advocate, Barrister James Ibor has been appointed Notary Public for Nigeria.
A Notary Public in Nigeria is an appointment made by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, and is deemed an officer of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. In other words, a Notary Public is an extension of the court as he is authorized to administer oaths, power to attest to authenticity of a document and such document will be recognized internationally for any purpose it is meant for in Nigeria and abroad.
The Notaries Public Act 1936, Section 2(1) of the Act provides “The Chief Justice of Nigeria may appoint any fit and proper person being a legal practitioner to be a Notary Public for Nigeria (in this Act referred to as a ‘notary’ or as a notary public”.
And, following his appointment by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Muhammad as a Notary Public for Nigeria, Ibor subscribed to the oath of office before Chief Judge of Cross River State, Justice Akon Ikpeme.
Relatively, James Okina, Founder of Street Priest incorporated and his team have lauded the feat achieved by Ibor.
This was in a courtesy visit to Ibor at Basic Right Counsel Initiative (BRCI) office in Calabar.
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