FG reduces fees for Statutory Marriage in Nigeria
The Federal Government has affirmed a descending survey of the expenses chargeable for administrations identified with the Statutory Marriage under the Marriage Act CAP M6 LFN 2004 to initiate from Wednesday, July 1.
Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Interior, made this known in an announcement on Monday in Abuja.
Manga said the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made the revelation in a Public Notice marked by the Permanent Secretary and Principal Registrar of Marriages in Nigeria, Georgina Ehuriah.
Aregbesola said that the alteration was an off-shoot of the suggestions made by partners at the Sensitisation Conferences held the nation over in the second from last quarter of 2019.
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As indicated by him, the expenses chargeable for the Issuance of Fresh Marriage License to a position of Public Worship has been decreased from N30,000 for two (2) years to N6,000 yearly, payable for a long time in the main case.
He said further that for the Renewal of Marriage License by a Place of Public Worship, the entirety of N5,000 has been affirmed every year, payable for three (3) years at each case, as against the N30,000 prior charged yearly.
The Minister included that the expenses chargeable for Statutory Ordinary Marriage has likewise been chopped down from N21,000 to N15,000 while that of Statutory Special License has been sliced from N35,000 to N25,000.
Aregbesola said that a connection has been made on the Ministry's site; (www.ecitibiz.interior.gov.ng) to empower States and Local Governments get to the Ministry's robotization stage for administrations identifying with the lead of Statutory Marriage in the nation.
He called on stakeholders to take advantage of the reduction in fees to licence their Places of Public Worship and continue to celebrate Statutory Marriage as specified by the Law. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.