Schedule VII to the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Seventh Schedule to the Nigerian Constitution, 1999

Oaths

Oaths of Allegiance

1, ………. Do solemnly swear/affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of
Nigeria and that I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
So help me God

Oath of Office of President

I, ………….. do solemnly swear/affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of
Nigeria; that as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I will discharge my duties to the best of my ability,
faithfully and in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the law, and always in the
interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I
will strive to preserve the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy contained in the
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official
conduct or my official decisions; that I will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will abide by the Code of Conduct contained in the Fifth Schedule to the
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people,
according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will; that I will not directly or indirectly communication or
reveal to any person any matter which shall be brought under my consideration or shall become known to me as
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, except as may be required for the due discharge of my duties as
President; and that I will devote myself to the service and well-being of the people of Nigeria. So help me God.

Oath of Office of Governor of a State

I, ……… do solemnly swear/affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria;
that as the Governor of ……… State, I will discharge my duties to the best of my ability, faithfully and in accordance
with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the law, and always in the interest of the sovereignty,
integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will strive to preserve the
Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy contained in the Constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria; that I will exercise the authority vested in me as Governor so as not to impede or prejudice the
authority lawfully vested in the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and so as not to endanger the
continuance of Federal Government in Nigeria; that I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official
conduct or my official decisions; that I will to the to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will abide by the Code of Conduct contained in the Fifty
Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that in all circumstances, I will do right to all
manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will; that I will not directly or indirectly
communicate or reveal to any person any matter which shall be brought under my consideration or shall become
known to me as Governor of ……… State, except as may be required for the due discharge of my duties as Governor;
and that I will devote myself to the service and well-being of the people of Nigeria.
So help me God.

Oath of Office of Vice-President, Deputy Governor, Minister, Commissioner or Special Adviser

I, ………. do solemnly swear/affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria;
that as Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria/Deputy Governor of ……. State/Minister of the
Government of the Federation/Commissioner of the Government …….. State/Special Adviser to …….., I will
discharge my duties to the best of my ability, faithfully and in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria and the law, and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and
prosperity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will strive to preserve the Fundamental Objectives and Directive
Principles of State Policy contained in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will not allow my
personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions, that I will to the best of my ability
preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will abide by the Code of
Conduct contained in the Fifth Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that in all
circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will;
that I will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal to any person any matter which shall be brought under
my consideration or shall become known to me as Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria/Deputy
Governor of ….. State/Minister of the Government of the Federation/Commissioner of …… State/Special Adviser to
……… except as may be required for the due discharge of my duties as Vice President/Deputy Governor of …….
State/Minister/Commissioner/Special Adviser.
So help me God.

Oath of a Member of the National Assembly or of a House of Assembly

I, ….. do solemnly swear/affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria;
that as a Member of the Senate/House of Representatives/ ….. House of Assembly, I will perform my functions
honestly to the best of my ability, faithfully and in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria and the law, and the rules of the Senate/House of Representatives/ …… House of Assembly and always in
the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria;
that I will strive to preserve the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy contained in the
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; and that I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria; and that I will abide by the Code of Conduct contained in the Fifth Schedule of the
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
So help me God.

Judicial Oath

I, …… do solemnly swear/affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria;
that as Chief Justice of Nigeria/Justice of the Supreme Court/President/Justice of the Court of Appeal/Chief
Judge/Judge of the Federal High Corut/Chief Judge/Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory,
Abuja/Chief Judge of …… State/Judge of the High Court of …… State/Grand Kadi/Kadi of the Sharia Court of
Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja/ Grand Kadi/Kadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal of ….
State/President/Judge of the Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja/President/Judge of
the Customary Court of Appeal of ……… State. I will discharge my duties, and perform my functions honestly, to the
best of my ability and faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the law,
that I will abide by the Code of Conduct contained in the Fifth Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic
of Nigeria; that I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions; that I
will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
So help me God

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