FG reduces marriage licence fees

The Federal Government has approved the reduction of marriage licence fees in the country.

Director Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Interior, Mr Mohammed Manga, made this known in a statement on Monday.

The Manga quoted the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, as making the disclosure in a Public Notice signed by the Permanent Secretary and Principal Registrar of Marriages in Nigeria, Georgina Ehuriah.

The minister approved that the reduction of fees chargeable for services related to the Statutory Marriage under the Marriage Act CAP M6 LFN 2004 to commence from Wednesday, July 1.

He appealed to stakeholders to take advantage of the reduction in fees to licence their Places of Public Worship.

According to him, the fees chargeable for the Issuance of Fresh Marriage Licence to a place of Public Worship has been reduced from N30,000 for two years to N6,000 yearly, payable for five years in the first instance.

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