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OATHS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2016

 

          EXPLANATORY MEMORADUM

This Act amends the Oaths Act Cap. 01, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to expressly mention in the Act all superior courts o records established after the Act came into force in 1963 among the list of courts authorized by the Act to administer Oats or Affirmation.

 

        ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

        Section:

        1.       Amendment of Cap. 01, LFN, 2004.

        2.       Amendment of section 10.

        3.       Amendment of Second-Schedule.

        4.       Citation.

 

OATHS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2016

An Act amends the Oaths Act Cap. 01, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to expressly mention in the Act all superior courts o records established after the Act came into force in 1963 among the list of courts authorized by the Act to administer Oats or Affirmation; and for related matters

 

[3RD FEBRUARY, 2017]             Commencement

 

ENACTED by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria—

 

Amendment of Cap. 01 LFN, 2004

 1.      The Oaths Act Cap. 01, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 (in this Act referred to as “the Principal Act”) is amended as set out in this Act.

 

Amendment of section 10

2.       Section 10 (1) of the Principal Act is amended by substituting for the words, “and any judge of the Federal High Court”, in line 2, the words, “the Chief judge and Judges of the Federal High Court, the President and Judges of the National Industrial Court, the Chief Judge and Judges of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the Chief Judge and Judges of a State High Court, the Grand Kadi and Kadis of the Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the President and Judges of the Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the Grand Kadis and Kadis of the Sharia Court of Appeal of a State, the President and Judges of the Customary Court of Appeal of a State.

 

Amendment of second schedule

3.       The Second Schedule to the Principal Act is amended—

(a)     in the Second Column titled, “persons to take oath”, by inserting after the word, “Chief Judge and Judges of the Federal High Court”, the words, “the President and Judges of the National Industrial Court, Chief Judge and Judges of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Grand Kadi and Kadis of the Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, President and Judges of the Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja”; and

(b)     in Third Column titled, “person to tender Oath”, by substituting for last item, a new item—

“A Commissioner for Oaths or a Registrar of the Supreme Court or of the Court of Appeal or of Federal High Court or of National Industrial Court or of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, or of a State High Court or of the Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital territory, Abuja, the Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja or a Sharia Court of Appeal of a State or of Customary Court of Appeal of a State authorized in that behalf by Chief Judge, the Grand Kadi or the President  of the Court concerned.”

 

Citation

4.       This Act may be cited as the Oaths (Amendment) Act, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

I, CERTIFY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2 (1) OF THE ACTS AUTHENTICATION ACT CAP. A2, LAWS OF THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA 2004, THAT THIS IS A TRUE COPY OF THIS BILL PASSED BY BOTH HOUSES OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.