Statutory marriage is incompatible with customary marriage in Nigeria.
We sometimes erroneously assume that couples exchange consent when the bride presents a horn of palm wine to the bridegroom amidst the dancing.
Marriages contracted under customary law are as valid as marriages contracted under canon law
As we create new parishes, we should ensure that they are licensed places of worship to celebrate statutory marriages. We should ensure we complete the preliminary acts, including the marriage registration with the registry.