Judiciary workers demands financial autonomy, embarks on indefinite strike Tuesday


Members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) will on Tuesday embarked on indefinite strike to protest the non-implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary.
The federal government has approved financial autonomy of the third arm of government, however, state governments were to yet allow financial independence to judiciary at the state level.
A statement by President of JUSUN, Comrade Adamu, said All courts and other departments would be shut until and unless the government does the needful.”
The judiciary workers, had on March 13, 2021, issued a 21-day ultimatum to the government which elapsed on Sunday, April 4, 2021.
The strike would have commenced on Monday, but it was rescheduled for Tuesday April 6, 2021, as a result of the Easter holiday.
Also in a circular dated April 1 2021 and signed by the General Secretary of JUSUN, Comrade Isaiah Adetola, directed members of the union across the country to comply with the directive by union’s National Executive Committee (NEC).
The circular reads: “I have been directed to refer to the communiqué issued at the end of the last National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of JUSUN on March 13, 2021 in Abuja and particularly refer to paragraph 9 on 21-day ultimatum to government to implement the financial autonomy of the Judiciary, failure of which JUSUN will have no option but to resume the suspended national strike.
“Therefore, as a result of public holiday on April 5, 2021, the strike action has been postponed to Tuesday April 6, 2021.
“You are directed to shut down courts/departments in your states until further notice from the National Secretariat of JUSUN in Abuja,” the circular read.


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