Christian body seeks suspension of CAMA 2020 implementations
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has demanded the suspension of the implementations of the provision of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020.
The Christian body, in a position paper to the federal government, said CAMA 2020 “has the potential that can further undermine the faith of stakeholders in the Nigerian-state.”
CAN blamed some politicians for latching on to the criticism of CAMA to wrongly characterise its purposes as an anti-religious law.
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The letter signed by the President of CAN, Samson Ayokunle, was delivered by a former Chaplain of Aso Villa Chapel and General Overseer of All Christians Fellowship Mission, Maitama, William Okoye.
“We consider the Act, as indeed, a complex of statecraft compendium, laden with issues that are grossly inimical to national interest, security (- peace and stability), and overall wellbeing of the Nigerian-state.
“From the reactions of stakeholders and a cross-section of the Nigerian-state, it is apparent that the Act either did not receive input from the respective various interest groups or failed to accommodate their views, sundry concerns and varying interests of the Nigerian people.”
CAN said the law ought to welcome and accommodate the sundry and varying interests of the Nigerian people.
“Mr President, from the foregoing, we are of the opinion that you should kindly issue the appropriate directives to suspend the implementation of CAMA 2020 and affirm a thorough reappraisal of the legislation that is in correlation with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended), other extant legal and policy frameworks, the national economy, national security, national interest and the wellbeing of the Nigerian-state.”