The fees to conduct a statutory marriage in Nigeria has been slashed by the federal government
The new fees come under the Marriage Act CAP M6 LFN 2004, according to the federal ministry of interior – The minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola called on stakeholders to take advantage of the reduction in fees
The federal government has slashed the fees to conduct a statutory marriage in Nigeria. The review of the fees would commence from Wednesday, July 1. The new fees come under the Marriage Act CAP M6 LFN 2004, according to public notice by the permanent secretary and principal registrar of marriages in Nigeria, Georgina Ehuriah.
The minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola called on stakeholders to take advantage of the reduction in fees. Photo credit: Min. Of Interior
The issuance of a 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.
The renewal of marriage licence by a place of public worship, N5,000 has been approved per year, payable for three (3) years at each instance, as against the N30,000 earlier charged annually. 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.