The Federal Government said it had concluded plans to commence the inspection of organisations for the grant of additional slots of Expatriate Quota facilities, Renewal of Expatriate Quota Positions.
The government has also completed plans to inspect places of worship for the issuance of Licences to conduct Statutory Marriages and renewal of existing ones.
The Director of Press, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Blessing Lere-Adams, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
According to her, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, and Principal Registrar of Marriage in Nigeria, Dr Shuaib Belgore, made the disclosure in a Public Notice titled “Public Notice for organisations and Public Places of Worship.
Commencement of inspection for the grant and renewal of Expatriate Quota Facilities and Licensing/Renewal of Public Places of Worship for the conduct of Statutory Marriages, Marriage Act 2004; CAP.M6, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004″.
According to Belgore, “this is pursuant to the Second Schedule of the Marriage Act, Cap 6, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and the approved Legal Notices vide Federal Government Official Gazette Nos. 55, 56, 59, 60, 61 & 62, Volume 108 of 2021.”
He added that in line with the schedule, the ministry through its Citizenship and Business Department would henceforth, be carrying out inspection exercise in organisations for the grant of additional slots of Expatriate Quota facilities.
“Renewal of Expatriate Quota positions as well as the inspection of places of worship for issuance of Licences to conduct statutory marriages and renewal of existing Licences.
“The notice also states that these inspection exercises and services attracts payment of fees that are mandatory for organisations and public places of worship who do apply for such services.
“For more information on the payment process public places of worship and companies are directed to log on to the Ministry’s website on www.ecitiz.interior.gov.ng for payment.
“For further enquiries: Please call the ministry’s e-citibiz contact centre on 07000099999(operating hours are Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.
“The call Centre can also be contacted during weekdays and weekends via: firstname.lastname@example.org,ng.”