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FG slashes fees for conduct of marriages

President224 06/29/2020

The Federal Government has cut the expenses chargeable for administrations identified with lead of legal marriage in the nation. 


It said the audit of the charges, which go under the Marriage Act CAP M6 LFN 2004, would begin from Wednesday, first July. 


The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the exposure in an open notification by the Permanent Secretary and Principal Registrar of Marriages in Nigeria, Georgina Ehuriah. 


An announcement from the Director of press in the service, Mohammed Manga, cited the Minister as saying that the modification was an off-shoot of the suggestions made by partners at the Sensitization Conferences held the nation over in the second from last quarter of 2019. 


As per 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 primary example. 


For the recharging of marriage permit by a position of open love, N5,000 has been affirmed every year, payable for three (3) years at each occurrence, as against the N30,000 prior charged every year, he said. 


The expenses chargeable for legal normal marriage has likewise been chopped down from N21,000 to N15,000 while that of legal uncommon permit has been sliced from N35,000 to N25,000. 


Aregbesola noticed a connection has been made on the service's site; (www.ecitibiz.interior.gov.ng) to empower states and nearby governments get to the Ministry's robotization stage for administrations identifying with the lead of Statutory Marriage in the nation. 


The Minister approached partners to exploit the decrease in charges to permit their places of open love and keep on celebrating legal marriage as determined by the Law. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

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