President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Particular Assistant on Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Ita Enang, has assured Christian leaders that the Corporations and Allied Issues Act, CAMA, was not focused on the church buildings, mosques and different non secular our bodies in Nigeria.
Enang mentioned opposite to opinion, Buhari was not the sponsor of the invoice and had beforehand withheld his assent.
He spoke throughout an enlightenment session with the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN), in Abuja, on Tuesday.
The presidential aide said that the misconceptions that had trailed the Act was resulting from deliberate misinformation, geared toward blackmailing Buhari.
He mentioned: “misconceptions have enveloped this Act with deliberate misinformation and falsehood by individuals who could not have absolutely and in-fact personally learn and digested the availability of the Act.
“First, the invoice because it then was, was not an govt invoice transmitted by President Buhari to the legislature.
“It was initiated by a Senator and member of the Home within the respective chambers, on the behest of the Company Affairs Fee and assist of the Ministry of Commerce and Funding.
”Secondly, upon receipt of similar for assent, Mr President in accordance with extant finest follow escalated the measure to acceptable Ministries, Departments and Businesses.
“They made completely different inputs a few of which led to Mr President declining assent twice to the invoice in all the tenure or lifetime of the eighth Meeting.
“We wish to declare as a reality, that the Act doesn’t goal church buildings or non secular our bodies as wrongly assumed.”
Buhari had in August, 2020 signed the amended CAMA Act into legislation.
Irked by the motion of the president, Bishop David Oyedepo of Residing Religion Bible Church and a few Christian leaders had claimed that the legislation was focusing on the church.