By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The Chairman, Oyo State Pilgrims Welfare Board, (Christian Wing), Bishop Ademola Moradeyo has described the signing into law the Company And Allied Matters Act (CAMA), as a device that will not in any way help religious affairs in the country.
Reacting to the development, the Rt. Reverend (Dr) Moradeyo who is the Bishop Diocese of Ogbomoso said the government has nothing to do with religious affairs or regulating its activities, saying it will not work.
According to him, “Religious affair is peaceful in Nigeria, why is the government creating problems by signing CAMA to regulate affairs of the church, the government should allow Christians and Muslims to live peacefully.
“I do not support government regulating religious activities through CAMA, they should allow the status quo to remain, because God owns the church.”
Bishop Moradeyo urged Christians and religious leaders to go about doing the work of God peacefully, saying the government is weeping more than the bereaved on the matter.
Meanwhile, the issue has generated controversy in the country since it was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 7,2020.
Nigerians have also criticized the act saying it has serious consequences for the functioning of nonprofits including churches in the country.
It will be recalled that governor Seyi Makinde approved the renewal of the tenure of Bishop Ademola Moradeyo as the chairman of the State’s Pilgrims Welfare Board (Christian Wing) when he assumed office.
Bishop Moradeyo is currently the Bishop of Methodist Church Nigeria Diocese of Ogbomoso.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from the Lutheran College of India, and had served as a President of the Ibadan Progressive Union. He is also the current Chairman of the Ogbomoso Community Forum.