Nigerian judiciary embarks on indefinite strike

Obinwannem News Nigerian judiciary embarks on indefinite strike

Like the medical sector, Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has finally commenced a nationwide indefinite strike until its quest for “financial autonomy” is addressed.

The shutdown of court activities were ordered by the leadership of JUSUN, in a circular dated April 1, stating that all court across the country is required to adhere to the shut down notification from Tuesday April 6.

The circular signed by JUSUN General Secretary I. M Adetola, directed all states and Zonal heads of the union to comply with the strike.

Nevertheless, a 21 days ultimatum had been issued to the government, in the last National Executive Meeting held on March 13, 2021, to implement the financial autonomy of the Judiciary.

The circular reads in part, ” Failure of which JUSUN will have no other option but to resume the suspended national strike action.

“Therefore, as a result of the public holiday on April 5, 2021, the strike action has been postponed to Tuesday April 6, 2021.

“You are directed to shutdown courts/department in your state until further notice from the National Secretrait of JUSUN in Abuja”.

This proposed strike is coming after a week the Resident doctors commenced their strike, this will automatically add to the woes of those who would be seeking legal attention at this period.

Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News

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