The need for a notary public goes beyond mere document affirmation and signature witnessing. A Notary Public in Nigeria is a fit and proper legal practitioner appointed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, when appointed, a Notary Public is deemed an officer of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. The appointed individual acts as an impartial witness in the execution (signing) of documents, and to certify the facts of such transactions in a notarial certificate.

W&P under its Notary services provides legalization and authentication of documents, which can be used locally and in trans-border commercial transaction.