Ikoyi Registry Drama Continues: It’s legal to marry in Ikoyi registry, says FG

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The Federal Government has responded to the rumor in circulation that a Federal High Court had shut down the Ikoyi marriage registry, insisting that the report was false.
Ikoyi Registry Drama Continues: It’s legal to marry in Ikoyi registry, says FG

(Daily Post NG)

The Director of Legal, Ministry of Interior, Bola Odugbesan, made the clarification in a statement in Abuja on Friday, in . to a press statement on Thursday by the Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, Bisi Olufuwa.

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Clarifying what transpired in the suit, Odugbesan said, “In the case, the court was invited to interpret the provisions of the Constitution conferring on local governments the powers to register marriages.

“The Minister of Interior, through his Counsel, Bola Odugbesan, argued that under item 61 of the Exclusive List, matters connected with marriage under the Marriage Act, issuing of marriage certificate and its registration are outside the purview of state and/or local governments.

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“The Federal High Court in its judgment dated April 30, 2018, struck out the case of the plaintiffs, i.e., Egor LGA & Ors.


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“The court held that the case is an abuse of the court process in view of the earlier judgment of the court in 2002, which upheld the sanctity of the rights of the minister to issue licences to places of worship to conduct marriages, and the registrar under the Marriage Act to register marriages.”

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“It is instructive to note that Lagos State was not a party in the case,” the director explained, reiterating that the Federal High Court never ordered the closure of Ikoyi Marriage Registry, as claimed by Olufuwa.

After all the requirement to get married at Ikoyi registry, it will be totally unfair to nullify the marriages already established!

 

.: Daily Post

 

 

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