A Twitter user, Hameed Ajibola Jimoh Esq. (@dodo_leleyi) has explained how Muslim couples who intend to travel abroad can legitimately get a court marriage certificate if they need one.
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According to Jimoh, the FCT-Sharia Court of Appeal, Abuja, "now issues 'Marriage Certificate over Islamic marriage at a very affordable cost."
He explained that the process is less stressful and time-saving!
"It does not matter where the marriage is conducted in Nigeria and the certificate when issued, has both local (i.e. Nigerian) and international recognition!," Jimoh posted on Twitter.
He added that the cost is N5,000 certificate fee + #500 affidavit fee and 2 passport photographs of each bride and the groom.
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Interested couples can obtain the application forms, fill and submit and obtain their certificate in less than 72 hours, he added.
Jimoh stated that the service is available at the marriage registry situated at the FCT- Sharia Court of Appeal Headquarters, Gudu, FCT- Abuja.
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Meanwhile, for a Nigerian looking to relocate to the United Kingdom alone, at least N5million will be needed in the account for expenses for the first three months.
This is according to an estimate from Oludayo Sokunbi, a Doctoral Candidate at Concordia University.
In a detailed analysis posted on his Twitter page, he added that N10m proof of funds (POF) must be in the account for at least 28 days.
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According to the data obtained from the NIS, the passport types ranged from standard, official, diplomatic, emergency travel certificates and refugee passports or conventional travel documents.
A breakdown of that number revealed that out of the total passports issued in 2020, 761,825 were standard; 2,024 were official; 444 were diplomatic, and 2,871 were ETCs.