The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Failed In Its Watchdog Role – Prof David Bamgbose speaks on CAMA Act.
Ogun state based Clergyman also known as Prof David Bamgbose has questioned the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on how it allowed the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 scaled through the legislative processes only to discover the controversial law shortly after it was assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The CAN described the act as “unacceptable, ungodly, reprehensible and an ill-wind that blows no one any good.” Due to the fact that the church Hasan independent legislature a d should not be run by an outside official that doesn’t understand the dictates of the church.
The CAN called on the federal government to halt the implementation of the law until all religious organization are exempted for foster peaceful co-existence.
The Clergyman asked the leadership of CAN to accept the “ignorance” as a failure in its responsibility to Nigerian Christians.
“The church has never had it so bad. I am thoroughly disappointed,” Bamgbose said.
Bamgbose, who is also an educationist, described the law an infringement on the rights of Christians, saying the action was capable of plunging the country into religious crisis.
“Religious war will be too catastrophic. It is unthinkable. I advise that whatever is the agenda of this government, it should step back on the issue of religion. It is the most sensitive. A good student of history will not do what the government is doing.
“People can die because of their religious belief. I, Bamgbose speaking, am ready for anything. I am saying my religion is my life. And that’s how most people feel about religion,” he said.
The Cleric called on the President to halt the implementation of the law in the interest of peace.
He asked the government to channel its efforts towards addressing unemployment rate, poverty, economic crisis and other challenges confronting the nation.
“So, for the sake of peace…there are many things this government should pay attention to. There is unemployment, economic crisis, hunger; you left all these and pursuing the church? They should face those challenges and leave the church of Christ alone,” Bamgbose admonished.