Two prominent Lagos Lawyers Festus Keyamo and Coleman Lawrence were among the 68 Lawyers appointed Notary Public by the Chief Justice of Nigeria,Walter Onnoghen.

The administration of oath was administered  in Lagos by the Chief Justice of Lagos,Justice  Opeyemi Oke at the Ceremonial Court Hall of the High Court in Ikeja.

Festus Keyamo who spoke for the group reassured of their commitment to maintain a high sense of responsibility.

Festus Keyamo SAN and Coleman Lawrence

Coleman Lawrence a prominent Lagos based lawyer who spoke with Courtroom Mail said that  section 2 of the Notary Public Act provides that the Chief Justice Of Nigeria may appoint any fit and proper person being a legal practitioner to be a notary public for Nigeria therefore it is the duty of all those appointed to ensure that they maintain a certain level of integrity in discharging the function of a notary.

He noted that the services of a Notary cannot be overemphasised in commercial transactions especially in International Commercial transactions.

Section 2(2) of the Notary Public Act provides that a notary appointed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria shall perform the same duties and exercise the same function as a notary in England.

Section 6 of the Act provides that every notary shall be deemed to be an officer of the Supreme court.

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