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FG Meets Striking Judicial Workers Today



FG Meets Striking Judicial Workers Today

The Federal Government will meet the leadership of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) over the ongoing industrial action on Tuesday (today).

Naija News understands that the meeting between the government and JUSUN was called at the instance of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, and scheduled to commence by 2 pm.

However, the judicial workers have declared that the seven-day-old strike will continue until their demands are met by the government.

The union also declared that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Mohammad, who met with them earlier to call off the strike cannot meet their demands.

Recall that JUSUN commenced a nationwide strike on Tuesday, April 6, when it directed all its members across the federation to shut down all courts after the expiration of the 21-day ultimatum earlier given over the failure of the government to implement the financial autonomy of the judiciary.

The union is demanding financial autonomy of the judiciary, especially at the state level where the governors have deliberately denied the judiciary access to their fund in gross disregard to Section 121 subsection 3 of the 1999 Constitution.

“Our struggle, and what we are fighting for, the implementation of financial autonomy of the judiciary is in line with the constitution and other extant laws,” President of JUSUN, Marwan Mustapha had said.

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.