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Ikoyi Registry Marriages are constitutional, legal – FG

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The Federal Government via the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday reiterated that marriages formalised at the Ikoyi registry in Lagos are constitutional and legal.

Several reports had claimed marriages conducted at federal registries were illegal as local governments are responsible for that aspect of public life.

However, in a statement by spokesperson Blessing Lere-Adams, the Ministry of Interior said such claims were misleading and false.
“The Federal Government wishes to assure the general public-especially prospective couples wishing and planning to contract their marriages at the Ikoyi Marriage Registry or any other Federal Marriage Registry under the Ministry of Interior, that they are free to do so, as the 1999 Constitution legally empowers the Federal Government to contract such marriages,” the statement said.

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