In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 30th, June, 2020

Federal Authorities Slashes Charges For Conduct Of New Marriages In Nigeria

Federal Government Slashes Fees For Conduct Of New Marriages In Nigeria


Federal Authorities Slashes Charges For Conduct Of New Marriages In Nigeria

The Federal Authorities has slashed the charges liable for providers associated to conduct of statutory marriage within the nation.

It stated the evaluation of the charges, which come beneath the Marriage Act CAP M6 LFN 2004, would begin from Wednesday, 1st July.

The Minister of Inside, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the disclosure in a public discover by the Everlasting Secretary and Principal Registrar of Marriages in Nigeria, Georgina Ehuriah.

An announcement from the Director of press within the ministry, Mohammed Manga, quoted the Minister as saying that the adjustment was an off-shoot of the suggestions made by stakeholders on the Sensitization Conferences held throughout the nation within the third quarter of 2019.

In keeping with him, the charges liable for the Issuance of Contemporary Marriage Licence to a spot of Public Worship has been lowered from N30,000 for 2 (2) years to N6,000 yearly, payable for 5 years within the first occasion.

For the renewal of marriage licence by a spot of public worship, N5,000 has been authorised per yr, payable for 3 (three) years at every occasion, as in opposition to the N30,000 earlier charged yearly, he stated.

The charges liable for statutory extraordinary marriage has additionally been lower down from N21,000 to N15,000 whereas that of statutory particular licence has been slashed from N35,000 to N25,000.

Aregbesola famous a hyperlink has been created on the ministry’s web site; ( to allow states and native governments entry the Ministry’s automation platform for providers referring to the conduct of Statutory Marriage within the nation.

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The Minister known as on stakeholders to make the most of the discount in charges to licence their locations of public worship and proceed to rejoice statutory marriage as specified by the Regulation.

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