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CAMA Law Illegal, Badly Drafted – Femi Falana

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Human rights and constitutional lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has stated that the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 (CAMA) was illegal.

Naija News reports that the controversial law was recentl signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Reacting in a statement on Thursday, Femi Falana said he had read the law and that it was badly drafted.

According to the senior advocate, the law was not completely new, as registered NGOs were regulated in the past in line with the practice in all democratic societies.

He said the only addition which was objectionable was the power conferred on the commission to take over and manage NGOs on allegations of misconduct.

Falana stated: “I have read the law. It was badly drafted. A government that set out to facilitate the ease of doing business could not have come up with a 604-page business law (CAMA 2020).”

“But it is not a completely new law. Registered NGOs were regulated in the past in line with the practice in all democratic societies.

“The only addition which is objectionable is the power conferred on the commission to take over and manage NGOs on allegations of misconduct.

“It is illegal because it is a violation of the fundamental right to freedom of association guaranteed by section 40 of the Constitution.”

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.