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FG lists 12 Registries Approved to Conduct Marriages nationwide

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The Federal Government has issued a list of the 12 registries licenced to conduct marriage in Nigeria. This is to settle the ongoing dispute of power between the Federal government and local government  who have over the past disagreed on who has the legal rights to conduct marriage.

The Ministry of Interior as the Herald of the Federal Government has restated its stance as the only tier of government permitted by law to conduct marriages.

This was made known in a statement published on the ministry’s website.

The statement further said it was within the power of the ministry to issue  licences to places of worship and LGAs who have met the certain conditions as stated in Sections 4(2) & (5) of the Marriage Act.

The Ministry of Interior has therefore licenced only 12 registries across the country to conduct marriages.  They are;

 Federal Marriage Registries in Ikoyi, Lagos State


Ikeja, Lagos State


Abuja, Federal Capital Territory


Benin, Edo State


Owerri, Imo State


Port Harcourt, Rivers State


Kano, Kano State


Jos, Plateau State


Enugu, Enugu


Kaduna, Kaduna


Ibadan, Oyo State


Makurdi, Benue State


Read the statement below

Public notice on conduct of statutory marriage’,

“The attention of the Ministry of Interior has been drawn to the publication in the PUNCH Newspaper of Friday, 13th September, 2019, page 42 under the caption, ‘Marriage: Ignore FG’s directive, LGs tell organisations’.


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