The Christians Association of Nigeria CAN, has rejected the newly amended Company and Allied Matters Law, CAMA, which was signed into law on August 7th by President Buhari describing it as satanic, unacceptable, ungodly, and reprehensible.
Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant, (Media &Communications) to the CAN President, the umbrella body for Christians in Nigeria, in a statement on Thursday said: “The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) rejects out rightly the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 that was assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari recently.
By implications, he has repealed the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 1990 (1). The law, to say the least is unacceptable, ungodly, reprehensible and an ill-wind that blows no one any good. It is a time bomb waiting to explode.
While we are not against the government fighting corruption wherever it may be found, we completely reject the idea of bringing the Church, which is technically grouped among the NGOs, under control of the government. The Church cannot be controlled by the government because of its spiritual responsibilities and obligations.
This is why we are calling on the Federal government to stop the implementation of the obnoxious and ungodly law until the religious institutions are exempted from it. We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently return the law to the National Assembly for immediate amendment.”