I don’t like my current given birth name? How do I change it?

I don’t like my current given birth name? How do I change it?

June 14, 2019

Anyone can decide to change their given name at any point in time for whatever reason they may have.

It is legal to change your name in Nigeria but there are certain procedures to take just to effect the change.The procedure for change of name is quite simple.

To change your name, you will be required to swear an affidavit stating your intention to change your name before a magistrate or a commissioner for oaths.

The content of the affidavit should state your current name and the name you intend to change it to.

The affidavit represents a statutory declaration that you no longer wish to bear the name given to you at birth and that you wish to adopt a new name.

The next step is to publicly announce the change of the name.

You announce the change publicly by publishing your old name and the new name in any national newspaper.

 

 

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