By Victor Graham
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has instituted a case against the federal government to challenge the legality or otherwise of the just gazetted Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 (CAMA).
The case which was filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja with suit No FHC/ABJ/CS/244/2021 is between the Incorporated Trustees of CAN, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment.
General Secretary of CAN, Joseph Bade Daramola, in a statement on Monday, confirmed that the case came up for mention today at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
He said the body went to court to adjudicate on some controversial provisions which CAN was not comfortable with.
The statement said:
“We 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.”
Three Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Mr. Joe-Kyari Gadzama (SAN), Prof J. Amupitan (SAN), and Wale Adesokan (SAN), are leading a team of legal minds for CAN.