VICE President Yemi Osinbajo has urged those who had concerns about the recently signed Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 to approach the National Assembly for possible amendments of controversial area.
Speaking on Thursday at a Special Conversation featuring him and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, at the ongoing Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Virtual 2020 Annual General Conference, Osinbajo said, “We have a process by which this can be redressed.
“Whatever the proposal for amendment may be, whatever the view of the leadership of the church may be regarding the question of how the trustees, whether they are interim trustees or not, can be put into a proposal that will be brought to the National Assembly for consideration for amendment to the law.
“That is the process which is entirely opened and ought to be pursued.
“We are in a democracy and there is a process by which things can be done and that process is the one where you bring forward amendments to the National Assembly and they will do whatever is considered useful in the circumstance.”
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) had described as “satanic,” section 839 (1) and (2) of the Act and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to stop its implementation.
CAN in a statement signed by its President, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, said, “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, and the President should stop the implementation of the obnoxious and ungodly law until the religious institutions are exempted from it.
“The satanic section of the controversial and ungodly law is Section 839 (1) and (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.”