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How to get an Affidavit in Nigeria

Currently, in Nigeria, there is a growing call for the declaration of assets of employees of various financial institutions and public officers, hence, the need for Commissioner for oaths in courts has tremendously increased. Even in the telecommunications sector, an affidavit is demanded before your lost phone number will be re-issued to you. Many jobs, school, and contract applications require a declaration to be taken before the Commissioner of Oaths.Information Guide Nigeria

Usually, whenever a particular document gets missing, especially academic certificates, you will be required to get an affidavit before another copy will be re-issued to you. If you find yourself in any of these situations, then knowing how to get an affidavit will be of great help to you. In today’s guide, I’ll be showing you how to obtain an affidavit easily from a court of law.Affidavit in Nigeria

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What is an Affidavit?

An affidavit is simply a written or printed document/statement confirmed by oath. It is used to prove facts contained in the document. An affidavit is issued by a commissioner of oaths in a court of law.How to remove your BVN from Blacklist in Nigeria

Some people require an affidavit to change their name, or to recover their lost sim. If the names on your documents are slightly different, they may be rejected whenever you apply for any job or program using them, hence, you’ll need an affidavit from a court of Law to declare that you’re the owner of those documents. The facts contained in an affidavit are confirmed by the oath.How to Validate BVN on Npower

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Types of Affidavits in Nigeria

There are different types of affidavits you can get in a Nigerian court of law, these affidavits include;Npower recruitment

  • Affidavits of facts: An affidavit of facts is filed to bring certain facts to the attention of a court for authorization.
  • Affidavits for loss of documents: This affidavit verifies the loss of documents or other property
  • Affidavits for change of name: This affidavit is used to declare a change of name
  • Affidavit for declaration of age: This affidavit is used to declare your age in place of a birth certificate.
  • Affidavit of good conduct: This affidavit is used to verify good conduct
  • Affidavit of facts in support of court cases: This affidavit is a written deposition on a path in support of cases in court.
  • Affidavit for the loss of vital documents: These documents include; death certificate, birth certificate, driver’s license, identity cards, vehicle particulars, shares certificate, etc.

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How to obtain an Affidavit

To obtain a sworn affidavit, follow the procedures below:WAEC result

  • Step 1: Visit a court’s Commissioner for Oaths or notary public.
  • Step 2: You will be required to pay a processing fee for the affidavit
  • Step 3: Obtain your receipt of payment for the affidavit
  • Step 4: You will be required to provide a valid means of identification e.g. National identity card
  • Step 5: You will be asked a series of questions by the commissioner of oath or Notary to confirm your statements. You may also be asked to present some additional evidence
  • Step 6: After checking your statement, you will be required to swear to the accuracy of the information in the affidavit, and sign the affidavit.
  • Step 7: The affidavit will then be signed, stamped, and sealed by the commissioner of oaths or Notary
  • Step 8: Finally, your affidavit will be issued to you.JAMB form

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Who can issue an Affidavit in Nigeria?

The following people have been authorized to issue and swear affidavits in Nigeria:

  • Chief Justice of NigeriaJAMB Result
  • Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria
  • President and Justices of the Court of Appeal
  • Judges of the Federal High Court
  • Notaries Public
  • Commissioners for Oaths (these are court officials who are above grade 7 and designated to administer oaths)

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