The Ikoyi Marriage Registry in Lagos has reopened for conduct of weddings. This is following the closing of the registry for about five months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Marriage Registrar, Mr Adeyemi Adebayo, the backlog of weddings through the lockdown period was being cleared, as the registry had made provisions that would enable it to conduct 10 weddings simultaneously.
“In line with the COVID-19 protocols, only the couples with one witness each are allowed. We have provisions for hand washing and we tell the couples to bring their hand sanitisers along. We have tables to conduct 10 weddings simultaneously,” Adebayo told our correspondent.
Adebayo also added that external photographers were barred from the ceremonies.
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It will be recalled that in July the marriage registry had disclosed a backlog of over 4,000 weddings, after it was closed in March as part of efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
However, as economic activities gradually resume, the registry has also reopened its doors for marriage ceremonies.
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