Federal Government Assures CAN That CAMA Is Not Targeted At Churches
Following the recent controversies of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) as regards certain provisions of the Companies Allied Matters Act, the Federal Government has allayed the fears of the Christian Association of Nigeria and has assured the Association that the Act is not targeted at religious bodies.
Senator Ita Etang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, disclosed this during an interaction with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Abuja.
Senator Ita Etang also said that certain politicians deliberately misinterpreted the provisions of the Act so as to blackmail the President. He further said, “We want to declare as a fact, that the Act does not target churches or religious bodies as wrongly assumed.
“For illustration of this I present a tabular form of the provisions of the 1990 ACT which came into force on January, 2nd 1990, which after more than 30 years of operation has now been repealed and replaced by CAMA 2020 hereunder are the comparative provisions in the two enactments to show particularly that the 2020 Act assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari has not introduced any matter oppressive to the Christian Community or any religion nor any matter discriminatory against any class of persons in Nigeria.”