Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) general overseer Pastor Adeboye has outrightly rejected the Companies and Allied Matters Act, CAMA, signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 7.
Also, President of Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA, Rev. Stephen Panya Baba, in line with the stand of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN has also rejected the Section 839 of the Companies and Allied Matters Act which gives a provision for religious bodies, non-governmental organisations and charity organisations to be regulated by the registrar of the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, and a supervising minister.
In his response, Pastor Adeboye told Vanguard that his position was in line with the stand of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN.
In an interview, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, head of media and public relations, said: “The stand of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and the leadership of the church on issues like this is not always different from whatever the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN.
“We always align ourselves with whatever the stand of the leadership of CAN and PFN on issues like this. The Redeemed Christian Church of God does not take any decision that is at variance with the stand of CAN and PFN and the same thing applies concerning this very issue.
“Daddy will not take a stand different from the ones of the two organisations, CAN and PFN. CAN and PFN have spoken on the issue of CAMA and as far as the Redeemed Christian Church of God is concerned that is our position too. We are in alignment with that stand,” the RCCG spokesman said.
Many Christian leaders and bodies have also kicked against Companies and Allied Matters Act, aside RCCG, PFN and CAN.