Having failed to get the federal government to remove some of the provisions of the just gazetted provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters ACT 2020, The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has gone to court to challenge the legality of the Act.
The suit No FHC/ABJ/CS/244/2021 between the Incorporated Trustees of Christian Association of Nigeria and 1. Corporate Affairs Commission and 2. Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment was filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The case was mentioned at the Federal High Court, Abuja today March 15.
The Plaintiff Counsels is led by Joe-Kyari Gadzama, SAN.
Prof J. Amupitan, SAN, Wale Adesokan, SAN, Isaac Okpanachi, Esq., Comfort Otera Chigbue, Esq, Godswill Iyoke, Esq and Dr. Cyril Obika, Esq are also in the team of the lawyers.
Other lawyers pursuing the case on the side of CAN are Geraldine Mbah, Esq., Francis Oronsaye, Esq., Oluniyi Adediji, Esq., Charles Ndukwe, Esq., Emmanuel Ekong, Esq., and Darlington Onyekwere, Esq., Madu Joe-Kyari Gadzama, Esq,. Lama Joe-Kyari Gadzama, Esq, Rev Fr. Joseph Ilorah, Esq., Jerry Onbugadu Musa, Esq., Amazing Ikpala, Esq., and a host of other legal luminaries.
The CAN leaders present in the court included the General Secretary, Joseph Bade Daramola, Esq., Elder Kunle Fagbemi, Senator Philip Gyunka, Elder Tunde Adegbesan, Rev Dr Testimony Onifade, the Director, Legal and Public Affairs, Comfort Otera Chigbue, Esq., and Senator Jonathan Zwingina.
CAN secretary, Barrister Joseph Bade Daramola in a statement made available to Church Times on March 15 said “the Association resolved to go to court after all attempts to convince the Federal government why it should not intervene or interfere with the management of the Church in the country through any of its agencies failed”