Femi Falana, SAN has shared his views on the controversial and repressive CAMA law which has been signed into law by President Buhari.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria said the law was badly drafted, he also said the 604 paged business law is illegal. Read his words below:
“I have read the law. It was badly drafted. A government that set out to facilitate the ease of doing business could not have come up with a 604-page business law (CAMA 2020)…It’s illegal.”
Registered Nigerian NGOs were regulated in the past in line with the practice in all democratic societies. The only addition which is objectionable is the power conferred on the commission to take over and manage NGOs on allegations of misconduct. It is illegal.
It’s illegal because it is a violation of the fundamental right to freedom of association guaranteed by section 40 of the Constitution.”
Femi Falana, SAN on repressive #CAMA2020 “I have read the law. It was badly drafted. A government that set out to facilitate the ease of doing business could not have come up with a 604-page business law (CAMA 2020)…It’s illegal.”
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‘’No body can shut down my account, no one can can get a trustee for me. The government needs to be cautioned, they don’t have any thing to do with the church, it’s not the government that brought land for me, they didn’t do evangelism f or me, they didn’t build for me, they are just jokers. I may not even save money in the bank again, no church will patronize bank again.’’
“The church works on the pattern delivered by God not the pattern of man. Government has no power to appoint people over churches. This is a secular nation. The church is the greatest asset of God in this country. Please be warned. Judgment is coming. The Lord says I have been still but now I will arise. Anybody that is in this deal is taking poison. This will never work. I am waiting for a day when anybody will appoint a trustee over this church… You can’t gag anybody. We own this country together.”