Lesbian group sues CAC, demands to be registered

9 months ago

Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has been re-sued by a non-profit organisation, Lesbian Equality and Empowerment Initiative over refusal to register it.

The agency was first sued in 2018 by LGBTQ activist, Pamela Adie for refusing to register the organisation, but she lost the lost the case at the Federal high court.

The activist said on Twitter that she had filed a notice of appeal on the judgement delivered by the Federal High Court.

She tweeted, “Notice of appeal has been filed in the case of Pamela Adie V CAC. As some of you may be aware, I applied to register a non-profit called Lesbian Equality and Empowerment Initiative but was denied by the Nigerian government agency, CAC, because it said ‘lesbian’ was offensive.

“I felt this was an infringement of my constitutional right to freedom of association. My team and I filed a suit against CAC in 2018 at the Federal High Court, Abuja.”

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