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CAN sues FG over CAMA

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the implementation of the controversial Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020.

Recall that the Companies and Allied Matters Act that President Buhari signed into law on August 7, allows the regulation of religious bodies and charity organisations by the registrar-general of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and a minister, and also gives the commission power to suspend the trustees of an association or a religious body and appoint an interim manager or managers to coordinate its affairs. 

CAN’s general secretary, Joseph Daramola in a statement released on Monday March 15 said the Christian group filed a lawsuit against the federal government over some “satanic section of the controversial and ungodly law”. 

Daramola said; 

“The association resolved to go to court after all attempts to convince the federal government why it should not intervene or interfere with the management of the Church in the country through any of its agencies failed.

“The satanic section of the controversial and ungodly law is Section 839 (1) &(2), which empowers the Commission to suspend trustees of an association (in this case, the church) and appoint the interim managers to manage the affairs of the association for some given reasons, is unacceptable.”

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