The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has filed a lawsuit at the Federal High Court, Abuja, challenging the legality of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020.
CAN in the suit with number FHC/ABJ/CS/244/2021 was filed by the Incorporated Trustees of the body while the listed respondents in the suit were the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment.
The General-Secretary of CAN, Joseph Bade Daramola, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the body is not comfortable with the law.
Daramola said CAN approached the court after all attempts to convince the Federal government on why it should not interfere with the management of the Church in the country through any of its agencies failed.
CAN had, while rejecting the amended CAMA law, 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.”
CAMA 2020 Act was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 7, 2020, replacing the extant Companies and Allied Matters Act, 1990 which lasted 30 years.