#ObscureLegalFacts By Arome Abu.

CITIZENSHIP BY MARRIAGE.

In Nigeria, a foreigner(Male) married to a Nigerian woman cannot acquire Nigerian Citizenship after marriage.

However, a foreigner (female) married to a Nigerian man may acquire Nigerian Citizenship by registration, after marriage.

See Section 26(2)(a) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999.

The position is different In the United States of America where all spouses of U.S. citizens becomes eligible for the U.S. green card/citizenship after marriage.

Arome Abu is the Managing Partner of Abu & Olaniyan Partners.

CAVEAT: Note that this information is provided for general enlightenment purposes and is not intended to be any form of legal advice.

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