The new fees will take effect from Wednesday, 1st July 2020.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola announced this in a Public Notice signed by the Permanent Secretary and Principal Registrar of Marriages in Nigeria, Georgina Ehuriah, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The statement explained that the adjustment was an off-shoot of the recommendations by stakeholders at the Sensitization Conferences held across the country in the third quarter of 2019.
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According to the statement, as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari “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 ministry added 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”.