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CAMA: Presidency hits Oyedepo over comment on Buhari

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The Presidency has berated the Bishop David Oyedepo over his comment on the application of the Company and Allied Matters Acts (CAMA) in churches.

Recall that on August 7, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the CAMA law which allows the federal government to regulate religious bodies and charity organisations in the country. According to the law,  the Registrar-General of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and a supervising minister will be charge of implementing the law.

In a sermon on Sunday, Oyedepo, the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church also known as Winners Chapel, condemned the President for signing the law and asking that churches be regulated.

The popular cleric said his church does not operate under the rules of men, adding that his members are directly connected to God. He added that decision is borne out of the jealousy of “wicked leaders” about the prosperity recorded by the church.

But in a reaction to Oyedepo’s comment, media aide to the President, Lauretta Onochie, asked Oyedepo to live by the laws in Nigeria or manufacture his own country.

He wrote on Twitter: “Hope this is not true. If it is, Oyedepo will have to manufacture his own country and live by his own laws.”

“As long as he lives and operates within the entity called Nigeria, he will live by Nigerian rules and laws.”

“He will do as he’s told by the law. Enough of lawlessness.”

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