The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) announced the cancellation of the registration of Enough is Enough, a business organization linked to one of the leaders of the EndSARS protest.
CAC, who is responsible for the incorporation of organizations and businesses in Nigeria, on Wednesday wrote:
“Further to cancellation of the Business Name registration ‘Enough is Enough BN 2210728’, the Corporate Affairs Commission wishes to inform the public that the proprietors of the canceled Business name are: OPAYEMI ADAMOLEKUN and BISOLA EDUN.”
“The name was canceled based on the provisions of section 579 (2) of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA).”
Howbeit, the CAC first announced its decision in a couple of tweets on Tuesday evening, the de-registration of the business, with immediate effect, stating that the name is deceptive.
“Based on the provisions of Section 579 (2) of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, (CAMA), the Corporate Affairs Commission has canceled the registration of the Business name ‘Enough is Enough BN 2210728’ with immediate effect.”
“The above section provides, amongst others, that the commission has the power to cancel the registration of a Business Name where the name is deceptive or objectionable.”
“According to the government agency, EiE was registered in 2012 to engage in General Contracts, Sales of Sport Equipment/Promotion but has deviated from its main objectives over the course of time.”
“Consequently, the Commission has removed it from its database and advised the proprietors to surrender the certificate earlier issued to them.”
Ms. Adamolekun, an activist, is the head of a non-governmental organization, EiE, and is believed to be, alongside the NGO, the main target of the CAC.
The EiE, also called Enough is Enough Nigeria, began operations in January 2011 but was formally registered in July 2012.
The organization, however, advocated against human rights violations in the past and actively participated in the EndSARS protest against police brutality and the excesses of its Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).