Churches to pay Federal Government N21,000 for each Marriage Certificate issued

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), has rejected the newly introduced marriage certificate law by the federal government.

The Buhari’s regime had, through the Ministry of Interior, recently announced a compulsory N30,000 charge licence for Christian worship centres for the conduct of statutory marriages in churches and N21,000 for each marriage certificate.

The PFN described the policy as exploitative and an attempt to commercialise Christian marriages in the country.

The National President of PFN Rev.(Dr.) Felix Omobude, in a statement he personally signed yesterday in Benin said, “To the best of our understanding, the new law is targeted against the Church because the Traditional and Islamic weddings are exempted from paying the new marriage certificate fees,”

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