Your Marriage Certificate Might Be Illegal, Where did you get your marriage certificate from ? High court ? Your Local Government ? It might just be illegal if you got yours from the LG office.


Who said so ?

May 15 2017, Hon. Justice Ibironke Harrison of Lagos High Court, Igbosere Division in a hearing  delivered a judgement declaring the marriage certificates issued by all local governments in Nigeria illegal.

Wow that’s such a huge news breaker !! It has left many in chock that marriage certificates issued by Local Government areas are unconstitutional and illegal.

What else did he say


The Judge restrained the LG areas from further issuance of ‘Local Government Unified Marriage Certificate’ to Nigerians. This shcoker was broken as a result of judgement on a case filled with  Ikeja Local Government and Association of Local Governments of Nigerian (ALGON) the 1st and 2nd Defendants.

Did you know that

Government does not have powers to issue modified and/or customized marriage certificates different from the ones provided in Form E under section 24 of the Marriage Act, LFN 1990.

The Court ordered that the 2nd Defendant, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria’s (ALGON) ‘Local Government Unified Marriage Certificate’ is unknown to our law, unconstitutional, null and void.

What Now ?

The Court restrains the Association of Local Governments of Nigerian (ALGON), their agents, officers, employees and representatives from further issuing ‘Local Government Unified Marriage Certificates’.

Intending couples are to ensure that the type of certificates issued to them by local government marriage registries conform with the one issued by the Federal Marriage Registry in Form E.

For already married couples, they are to return their irregular and illegal marriage certificates to the local government areas in exchange for the proper ones.