Nigerian Marriage Registries and Outrageous Requirements!!!

Outrageous marriage requirements at local government registries are not a new thing, I suppose. Why it has become the norm and why people have kept quiet about it is the question here.

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Apart from getting the marriage list from parents of the bride, local governments are also a force to be reckoned with. As a groom, you also need to get a ‘list’ from them as well. LGRs have turned wedding affairs to a form of jamboree, a means of making brisk money, eating and drinking.

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While unofficial sums are collected such as “owo signing” etc. Food items such as biscuit, malt(they even indicate the preferred type in wrong spelling) must also be provided. I guess the list/ requirements vary in different states and locations.

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A friend who got married in ibadan said no list was provided or collected but a sum of ten thousand was paid into the bank. It was however optional for you to provide refreshments for the staff and your guests. It was not mandatory.

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Isn’t there a way they can be put to check? Isn’t there a way these excesses can be curtailed? The list below is a real one from a local government in Ogun state. Who can relate with this?

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Comments

Mama Dee
March 24, 2017 at 6:22 am

Corruption at every level, every corner of Nigeria. It is well!



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