The government of Lagos has secured a court order, restraining the Federal Government Registry, Ikoyi, from conducting marriages.
The court, in an injunction, made it known that it was unconstitutional for the Federal Government to be conducting marriages.
The injunction stated that it was the responsibility of states and local government to conduct marriages.
Professor Chuka Aunstine Obiozor delivered the judgment in favour of Lagos state on Monday, April 30, 2018.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Community Affairs, Muslim Folami, made this known during a press conference on Thursday.
Folami said the Ministry was still making efforts to communicate this development to other embassies in the state.
He said, “We are going to use the five divisions across the state to sensitize our people and inform them about this latest development. From Epe to Ikorodu, Badagry, Ikeja and Lagos Island. The sensitization walk which we embarked on today is also a way of creating awareness and letting the people know of this latest development.”
He called on various members of the public to uphold this judgment by patronizing the legal and approved Marriage Registries for marriages.
Folami said the responsibilities of the LGAs/LCDAs has come back to state and local government based on the provision of Section 30 (1) of the Marriage Act and Section 7 (5) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.