JUSUN suspends strike as govs assure implementation of financial autonomy

Obinwannem News JUSUN suspends strike as govs assure implementation of financial autonomy

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) unanimously agreed to implement financial autonomy for State judiciary and legislative by next month.

The was announced by the Chairman of NGF, Dr Kayode Fayemi, after the members’ meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari at the State house, Abuja.

This follows suit as the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, suspended its 13days protest over the issue.

Obinwannem News had earlier reported “Nigeria Judiciary embarks on indefinite strike”.

The Ekiti State Governor, told journalists in Abuja, that all stakeholders had agreed on the modalities for implementation.

He said, “There has been no objections from the governors on Judicial and legislative autonomies.

“So, that issue has been fully and holistically addressed. But, we don’t just want to agree to something on paper without working out modalities for implementation.

“Thankfully, the meeting we have just emerged from, with the Chief of staff to the president, has worked out the modalities to the satisfaction of all parties.

“As soon as the final document cleaned up emerges, the implementation will definitely not be later than the end of May 2021,” Fayemi added.

He appealed to the striking workers to return to their offices.

Comrade Marwan Alonge, JUSUN National Chairman told newsmen that the decision to call off the demonstration followed a meeting, with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige.

Represented by the National Treasurer, Comrade Jumoi Alonge, he stated: “We had met with the minister of Labour and employment, he promised to meet with the governors, and get back to us. But the day we were to meet, the meeting was postponed indefinitely.”

In addition, he said the action, was to be taken to the office of the Accountant General of the Federation and others to unravel the reasons for the non compliance with the Executive Order signed by the president of the country.

Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News

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