The Federal government of Nigeria has ordered the reduction of marriage license levies.
This was disclosed on Monday by Mr. Mohammed Manga, the Director for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Interior, through a statement that was signed by Georgina Ehuriah, Permanent Secretary and Principal Registrar of Marriages in Nigeria.
The federal government approved that the reduction in fees chargeable for services related to the Statutory Marriage under the Marriage Act CAP M6 LFN 2004 will take effect from Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
He appealed to stakeholders to take merit of the marriage reduction fees to license their respective places of worship.
He 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 years to N6,000 yearly, payable for five years in the first instance.
The minister further stated that “for the Renewal of Marriage Licence by a Place of Public Worship, the sum of N5,000 has been approved per year, payable for three years at each instance, as against the N30,000 earlier charged annually”.
In conclusion, 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”.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News