How to get local government certificate of origin in nigeria

L.G.A local government certificate origin show local government area of the state you have claimed.

Local government of origin can only be obtain from your local government council

Many reason prompt people to get their local government certificate of origin, such as school admission, job etc.

To be able to get a local government of origin from an area council you must be an origin of that local government. You must go to your local government to obtained your legit local government certificate, it not difficult as you might be thinking.

You should be informed that Nigeria now issued a legit certificate with digit code which someone can’t fodge. This mean each person has it own legit code on their certificate, and it can be check on their website to confirm that you are the legit owner of the certificate, the new certificate look exactly like senior secondary school certificate with your name print boldly on it, so remove you mind thinking you can forged it yourself.

At this stage informationhood presume you know your local government council. The process of getting your local government of origin is very easy and it take just a day within 3-4 hours.

How to get local government certificate of origin in Nigeria

  • Go to your local government area council with 2 recent passport photograph and indicate your interest.
  • Fill the local government state of origin certificate form
  • Pay the certificate charges to the local government account which will be provided to you by your local government council
  • Photocopy your payment teller
  • Submit the payment photocopy slip and wait for them to finish printing and signing your document
  • It will be ready in few hours


How much to process local government certificate of origin in Nigeria

  • The total cost of processing local government certificate in Nigeria is #2,500 Nair

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At least you should know how to speak your language or ready to explain why you are not speaking nor even hearing, you will be giving a form to fill, they are going to charge you #100 for the form, in that form your passport will be requested.

Mistake to avoid while filling the form is using two English name, e.g “MICKEAL JAMES” or “JAMES CYNTHIA” if make this mistake then you will have to go a whole lot of process to get your certificate, which will become little stressful for you because the form office will refuse to sign the form thinking your are pretending to be from the local government.

This will require you to go and look any form of identification such as your village Councillor to recognize you and sign the form for you in order to prove you are from that local government.

The process is really stressful because you will have to go to the chairman section to look for your village councilor where you will pass through some difficult questions such as who is your father, your grand father, your father street address, how long do you often visit the village e.t.c.

You don’t have to be worried much when you are told to go look for your village councilor to sign for you if you can defend yourself because it not difficult to find your village councilor, he or she is still around the premises, all you have to do is go and look for him/her office.

To locate your village councilor, you can ask for the chairman’s office, go straight and tell any body you find there that you are looking for your town councilor and explain things to him/her why the form was refuse to be signed. The only stressful part of it is when your councilor is not around or even didn’t come to work that day.
If that is your case then you have to wait or come back the next day. And if you are impatience waiting for your councilor you can take the form to your town king to recognize you and sign it for you because till the form is been signed by your town king or councilor there won’t be any progress to your local government of origin.

So it will be better you avoid the mistake of using two English name, the correct of writing your name should be e.g “ONORIODE CYNTHIA” the first is your surname and the second is your name letting at least one be your native name.

Warning: We recommend using the name you have been using on your credentials for your local government of origin in order not to be rejected by schools or employers just because you don’t want to go through stress thereby and changing your name in your local government of origin certificate, this will do you no good in future.
It will more better to look for your town councilor to identify you and sign the form for you rather than making a big mistake you will regret letter. So you must write your name exactly as you have been writing on on your credentials.

NOTE: kings, community chairman, or councilor does not provide local government certificate. You must visit your local government secretariat  to obtain your local government certificate.

At collecting point you will have to pay #100 for the claiming.

So this is the complete process how to get local government certificate of origin in Nigeria.
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  1. My friend did his in the court and it was accepted for a job he applied for

    1. how pls? I want to get mine, Osun but can’t travel nw

  2. Good day, my dad is from cross river and my mum is from IMO state. I don’t know much about my dad place I have never been there before. And he is late, can I go to my mum’s place to get the certificate of state of origin. pls what should I do.

  3. Can someone else help me get my local govt cert, without my presence at d office

  4. I’m from oyo state and I really need my state of origin certificate. my question is this, without going to my town, can I obtain it in Lagos because I was told I can get it in ikeja

  5. Good evening,

    Please am from Abia state but reside in Zaria. Please I want to inquire if there’s a liaison office for Abia state in Kaduna and if they can issue me with a certificate of origin? I tried to obtain a passport but had it requested. Unfortunately I need it very urgently. Please I want to know if I’ll be able to get within a week from today.

    Thanks and God bless

  6. Gudafternun, pls is local government accreditation card different frm statte of origin certificate?

  7. I was told that i can not use 2 english name on the form to advoid error, am from edo state and my and my surname also includ english name which is my fathers name. What can i do?

    1. Explain to them, you will be allow to use it, but have to go though means oof identification.

    2. write your fathers name, your middle name(which is your edo name) and your first name

  8. I am currently trying to get an international passport and they require a local government letter of identification. However, I have my state of origin certificate which contains info abt my local government which i used for admission into the university. Will this be accepted or is the state of origin certificate Difft. from d local govt letter?. Thanks.

    1. its the same thing

  9. How to get your certificate online when abroad

  10. Please is there anyway i could get my birth certificate online without visiting my local government,because am abroad now

  11. As an igbo guy can I do my state of origin in benin cuz my mum is from there.

  12. Hello I am igbo person but my mum is from benin. I have been using edo state for all me school fillings. Now I want to use my mum’s place. Is that advisable cuz I don’t even know my igbo people and my father is no longer with us.

  13. good afternoon
    who can collect local Government certificate parent or child that need it in school

  14. good afternoon
    who can collect local Government certificate parent or chyld that need it in school

  15. go to ur state liaison office in lagos…
    they will direct u on what to do and how to go about it..

  16. Is there a way someone can help me do it?..without me going to my local government?

    1. Not too sure but just give a trail.

  17. can I do my state of origin certificate in court??

    1. No it not possible for now dear.

  18. can i get the local government certificate of origin in my state liaison office here in lagos?

  19. My name is olisaemeka..I need mine for my admission..m travelling next week Tuesday for my screening..m from oshimili parents told me we r going to gt mine on Monday. M scared because people who did theirs said it took them I wanna ask again .will mine waste time??..cause m going to akwukwu on Monday.

    1. It depend on your local government area level of operation. Initially it take a maximum of 3 hours to have your state/local government of origin certificate done if the local government Secretariat is active.

  20. Thanks informationhood. Please i would want to know, is it posible to obtain local government certificate twice? Because i have issue of some errors on my current one which has become unacceptable.

  21. please what if you are not near ur local government.cant you do it in ur state liaison office where you are

    1. No you can’t procees local government cetifica from state liaison, it imposible as it has to do with your local government. but you can try contacting your state liaison if any thing has change since the last time i check.

  22. In isuikwato how can i contact them

  23. Pls is there anyplace in lagos dat u can collect ur village local government state of origin certificate

  24. Thanks a million, this was really helpful to me

    1. You are highly welcome, we are glad you find this post helpful.

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