Following the experiences that marriages performed within the Ikoyi registry are unlawful and invalid, the Ministry of Inside has dismissed the claims.
In an announcement on Tuesday night, the Everlasting Secretary and Principal Registrar of Marriages, Ministry Of Inside, described the stories as “false, deceptive and a deliberate distortion of the choice of the Court in Suit No: FHC/L/CS/816/18 between Eti-Osa Native Authorities Council & 3 others”.
In keeping with the assertion, the court docket solely dominated that the Federal Authorities, by means of the Ministry of Inside, is constitutionally empowered to conduct marriages in Nigeria and the Native Governments had been solely delegated by the Federal Authorities to conduct marriages, by advantage of Authorized Notices issued pursuant to the Marriage Act.
It additionally said that opposite to their (native authorities’s) pleading, the trial choose held that nothing within the position of native governments, as outlined within the Structure, means that they will conduct or contract marriages. Nevertheless, the one energy is derived from the Authorized Notices issued by the President.