Nigerian Pastors Risk 5 Years in Jail Ministry of Interior Speaks on Church Marriages

nigerian pastors risks five years in jail @proudly_gospel

The Minister of Interior,
Abdurahman Dambazau, has
warned off Nigerian pastors over
wedding couples without marriage
registration, since such act can land
them in prison for five years.
The Ministry of Interior issued this
warning recently as it reinstated its
statutory power to register
marriages according to the
Marriage Act.
According to Leadership, a
Registrar of Marriages at the
Ministry of Interiors, Pastor Oladele
Temilade disclosed this Thursday in
Abuja at the launch of his book,
Companion on Contracting Valid
Statutory Marriages in Nigeria
adding that many pastors have been
acting in ignorance.
He said, When a church contracts
marriage, in fact, pastors we need
to know, if they should carry out
marriage for couples not supported
by legal requirements, that pastor
will go for five years imprisonment
by the laws governing this country
but they dont know.
My advice is that intending couples
should first go the marriage registry
near to them and register even if
they want to do it in the church or
in the registry. Even if you are 90
years old, you can also ensure that
your marriage is protected under
the Marriage Act, 1990 CAP 218,
LFN, he added.
According to Temilade who has
authored several other books, the
motivation for the new book is the
need for more public information
in order to do the right thing and
escape the wrath of the law.
I discovered that so many people
carryout this assignment ignorantly,
even when they believe they know it
and land a lot of people into living
in a fools paradise. This time
around, we should be living in
wisdom heaven, he said.

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