Rt. Rev. Wisdom Budu Ihunwo of the Anglican Communion, Nigeria

Buhari’s Government To  Inspect Places Of Worship For Issuance Of Licenses

 

The Nigerian government under President Muhammadu Buhari has given an indication to  inspect places of worship for the issuance of Licences to conduct Statutory Marriages and renewal of existing ones. This indication was contained in  notice titled: ”Public Notice for organisations and Public Places of Worship” issued by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry of Interior and Principal Registrar of Marriage in Nigeria, Dr Shuaib Belgore.

 

According to the notice, the initiative was in line with   the Second Schedule of the Marriage Act, Cap 6, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and the approved Legal Notices vide Federal Government Official Gazette Nos. 55, 56, 59, 60, 61 & 62, Volume 108 of 2021, adding that the  services attract payment of fees that are mandatory for those who apply for the services.

Meanwhile,  individuals and organizations who desire more  information on the payment process  have been  directed to log on to the Ministry’s website on www.ecitiz.interior.gov.ng for payment or  call the ministry’s e-citibiz contact centre on 07000099999 (Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm, and can also be reached  via: info@ecitibiz.interior.gov,ng. during weekdays and weekends.

 

The same process, according to the notice also applies to expatriate quota application in Nigeria, which is granted for an initial period of three years, and  renewable for further periods of two years each subject to a cap of 10 years within which time the relevant skills comprised in the position ought to have been transferred to qualified Nigerians.

 

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