Femi FALANA, SAN is a renowned legal practitioner that needs no introduction whatsoever. Long before he became a “Senior Advocate of Nigeria” (SAN) the equivalent of a “Queen’s Counsel (QC) years back, the people of whom he had and has been a consistent and unwavering voice had appointed him a “Senior Advocate of the Masses”, a title that is very well earned.
Of recent he has learnt his learned voice again to a very important issue and one that very many are rather very concerned about, but rather tame about at the same time, that has to do with the church and by extension religious bodies in Nigeria.
“Under the law, no religious body in Nigeria can operate on its own without a check. Unfortunately the ‘Corporate Affairs Commission’ has been sleeping!”
For instance there’s no law that allows you to take money from the Church and then invest such in business and then privatise it. No! That is against ‘CAT C’ of the CAC.
It is only in Nigeria where you can take money from the church, money contributed by the ‘poor congregation/members’ and you go and set up a University that the members of the church cannot attend, cannot send their children to. It is against the rule and law of God. It is against the constitution”.