CAMA: CAN Failed In Its Watchdog Role For Christians - Educationist - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Sunday, August 23, 2020

CAMA: CAN Failed In Its Watchdog Role For Christians - Educationist

From Heritage Odih, Abeokuta

An educanist and clergyman, Prof. David Bamgbose, has likened the Christian Association of Nigeria's (CAN) condemnation of the recently assented Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) by President Muhammadu Buhari, to application of medicine after death.

 Bamgbose, an Ogun State based clergyman berated the leadership CAN for not having knowledge of CAMA 2020 until it scaled through the legislative processes only to discover the controversial law shortly after it was assented to.

The CAN had described the act as "unacceptable, ungodly, reprehensible and an ill-wind that blows no one any good."

The association called on the Federal government to stop the implementation of the law until the religious institutions are exempted.

But the educanist who is a Pastor at Peace and Love Church of God, Ogbe, Abeokuta, on Sunday,  told reporters that the leadership of CAN failed in its duty as a watchdog of the christians' interest in the nation for allowing the law passed through the legislative processes without detecting, allegedly the disagreeable clause. 

He asked the leadership of CAN to accept its "ignorance" as a failure in responsibility to Nigerian Christians.

"The church has never had it so bad. I am thoroughly disappointed," Bamgbose said.

He described the law as an infringement on the rights of Christians, saying the action was capable of plunging the country into a 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 also 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 burgeoning army of unemployed Nigerians,  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.

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