Pastor Adeboye Avoids Journalists After Meeting Buhari

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The Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG) Pastor, Enoch Adeboye met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed-door on Monday.

The meeting was held at the President’s office in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

However, coming out of the meeting, which was also attended by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Daddy G.O, as he is fondly called, avoided journalists.

Others in the meeting was Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff to the President.

The meeting started around 3pm and ended a few minutes after. Pastor Adeboye did not speak with State House correspondents.

Also, nothing has been heard from the Presidency, which normally issues statements detailing the outcome of such meetings.

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However, the meeting may not be unconnected with the controversial section of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, CAMA, which the President signed into law on August 7, 2020.

Recall that the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) had said that those wailing over the new CAMA should better stop because there is no going back.

CAC said the new act has come to stay in the country despite the public outcry that has greeted it.

The CAMA bill was recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, and was included in his list of achievements for the last one year.

The CAC Registrar-General, Alhaji Garba Abubakar, while speaking to Commerce Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CICAN) in Abuja yesterday wondered why the act was being opposed by religious bodies, especially the churches.

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“They must henceforth subject their finances and expenditures for proper auditing, and copies sent to us at the CAC,” he said.

He explained further, “The new legal framework applies to all organizations registered with us; be it a religious organisation, NGO or CSO.

“Remember that they also have constitutions guiding them. The criteria to be a trustee of registered organisations are clearly spelt out in the laws establishing them.

“How is it that a registered member who qualifies to be a trustee in an organisation would not want government to know how the organisation is run? What are the responsibilities of the trustees?

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“What are the responsibilities of the governing council or the board? How do you manage the affairs of the organisation? How do you use or expend the income and properties of the organisation? How do you appoint members of the governing board? These are the issues the new CAMA has come to address.”

Recall that the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN), had recently described CAMA as satanic, demanding that the president halts the implementation  of “the obnoxious and ungodly law until religious institutions are exempted from it.”

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