Emerging report reaching dailyexcessive news on Monday, indicates that the President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government has approved the reduction of marriage licence fees.
The Director of Press and Public Relations, at the Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga, made this known in a statement, on Monday.
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, should commence from Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
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.
He said further 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”.
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”.