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CAMA Law: Christian Association Of Nigeria Drags FG To Court

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The Federal Government has been dragged to court by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

CAN is challenging the legality or otherwise of the just gazetted controversial Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 popularly called CAMA.

According to CAN, it went to court to adjudicate on some provisions which its association is not comfortable with.

The case with suit No FHC/ABJ/CS/244/2021 filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja is between the Incorporated Trustees of CAN, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), and Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment.

A statement issued by the General Secretary, Joseph Bade Daramola, said the case came up for mention at the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday, March 15.

According to CAN, the case was filed on its behalf by its lawyers led by Joe-Kyari Gadzama (SAN) and a host of other legal luminaries.

Rejecting the amended CAMA law, CAN said: “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.”

Recall that two prominent Nigerian human rights activists, Femi Falana and Chidi Odinkalu, a former National Human Rights Commission chairman, recently kicked against sections of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020.

Both Falana and Odinkalu vehemently rejected some provisions of the legislation on the grounds that they violate the fundamental rights of not just Nigerians but also reduced the freedom of civil society organisations.

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