Nigeria Government cuts down prices for statutory marriages

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved a downward review of the fees chargeable for services related to the Statutory Marriage under the Marriage Act to commence from tomorrow Wednesday, July 1.

The country’s Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who made the disclosure in a Public Notice said the fees chargeable for the Issuance of Fresh Marriage Licence to a place of Public Worship has been reduced from N30,000 for two (2) years to N6,000 yearly, payable for five years in the first instance.

He said further that for the Renewal of Marriage LicenceĀ  by a Place of Public Worship, the sum of N5,000 has been approved per year, payable for three (3) years at each instance, as against the N30,000 earlier charged annually.

The Minister added that the fees chargeable for Statutory Ordinary Marriage has also been cut down from N21,000 to N15,000 while that of Statutory Special Licence has been slashed from N35,000 to N25,000.



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