– Reactions continue to trail the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020
– The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Reverend Ignatius Kaigama, has given his thoughts on the issue
– Archbishop Kaigama stated that on the surface, it doesn’t look there was a good intention in enacting the law
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The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Reverend Ignatius Kaigama, has urged the federal government to take another look at the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 and ensure that the law does not destabilise the fragile peace in the country.
Speaking after the Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria Excellency, Antonio Guido Filipazzi conferred him with the Pallium, Kaigama stated that on the surface, it doesn’t look there was a good intention in enacting the law.
“It doesn’t look the motive is right, and it doesn’t look enough study was done about the implications of the law,” he noted.
He stated that now that the attention of the government has been drawn to the flaws in the legislation, prudence and wise judgment should lead the authorities to humbly start all over and ensure that the law does not generate unprecedented problems for the country.
“It is not something we can just talk about anyhow; it requires careful analysis,” he stressed.
Speaking on the killings, kidnapping, banditry and widespread poverty in the country, Archbishop Kaigama said Nigerians needed to go on their knees to seek God’s intervention.
He also urged the security agents to be objective, impartial and committed to the common good of all Nigerians.
On the southern Kaduna crisis, he said: “Southern Kaduna represents many other areas in Nigeria especially the minority groups who are suffering all kinds of injustice and unfair treatments.
“The government must address the fundamental, historical and justice issues. They know the problems but lack of political will to deal with these issues decisively is what is causing these cycle of violence.”
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the south-south arm of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) recently called on President Muhammadu Buhari to revoke the contentious sections of the CAMA act for peace to reign in the nation.
PFN’s vice president, Bishop Simeon Okah, made the call during a briefing with newsmen in Warri, where he said that the rancour that greeted the signing of the law should cause a “rethink” on the part of the federal government.
Okah, who is the founder of Flock of Christ Mission, stated that those who “smuggled” in the controversial section 839 (1) & (2) are enemies of Nigeria, adding that the church would not sit back and watch anyone violate its rights.
In a related development, President Buhari has been asked by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to rescind his assent to CAMA Act 2020.
SERAP urged the president to send the legislation back to the National Assembly to address its fundamental flaws, including removal of what it termed “repressive provisions of the Act.”
A letter by the rights group, dated Saturday, August 22, is also asking that the registrar-general of the CAC, Alhaji Garba Abubakar and AGF Abubakar Malami (SAN) do not implement or enforce the CAMA 2020 until National Assembly repeals the legislation.
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