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Thursday, 25 June 2020

Defaulters To Pay N10m Fine As Rivers State Govt Issues New Guidelines For Weddings

Rivers State Govt Issues New Guidelines For Weddings
Gov. Wike
The Rivers State government has issued new guidelines on how to perform wedding ceremonies in the state henceforth, adding that defaulters of these new guidelines will be required to pay a N10 million fine.

According to a statement released today June 25, prospective couples will have to seek approval / apply via the Social Welfare Commissioner to the Governor.

''All Weddings/Marraiges have an attendance limit of 50 people.

The names, addresses and phone number of all attendees made available with the application (To enable quick contact tracing if the need arises).

Soap and running water has to be kept at the entrance to the venue in not less than three places while all attendees are to wear face masks and maintain social distancing of not less than 2 meters.

Church weddings are to be conducted between 9am and 12noon, while traditional weddings are to be conducted between 4pm and 7pm.

A representative of the Ministry would be present to observe the event.

A fine of N10,000,000 is to be paid by anyone that puts people at risk by breaking this regulation.'' the statement read.

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