Ita Enang, a senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, made this revelation while meeting with some leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Abuja.
The presidency has finally made vital clarifications on the controversial CAMA law.
Enang explained that the act has raised many misconceptions and many politicians from the opposition have been using the opportunity to label the act as anti-religious. “Unnecessary misconceptions have enveloped this CAMA law with deliberate misinformation and falsehood being championed by some persons who may not have fully and in fact, personally read and digested the provision of the Act.
“So, I consider it appropriate and responsible to appear before you and other fora to make these explanations. First, the bill as it then was, was not an executive bill transmitted by President Buhari to the legislature.
“It was initiated by a senator and member of the House of Representatives (names withheld) in the respective chambers at the behest of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and support of the Ministry of Trade and Investment,” Enang said.