CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA, URGES JUDICIARY WORKERS TO CALL OFF THEIR ONGOING STRIKE.
Written by wave FM on April 7, 2021
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice TANKO MUHAMMAD, has urged the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, to call off their ongoing strike.
JUSUN had ordered its members across the federation to shut all courts to press home their demand for implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary.
Consequently, members of the union locked out judges, lawyers, litigants and the general public, barring anyone from gaining access into all the courts within the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
In Rivers State, the State Chapter of JUSUN joined their counterpart across the country to shut down the courts.
Our correspondent reports that members of JUSUN in the state were seen picketing the front gate of the Judiciary along Azikiwe Road.
Speaking to our correspondent IWOR ROMGBO, the National Vice
President South-South of JUSUN, SOKARI GEORGE said the union only withdraw their service, adding that all allowances due to them as essential workers have not been paid.
Also speaking, the State Chairman of JUSUN, WACHUKWU ANTHONY, explained why members shut down the entrance to the court premises
Reporting: Iwor Romgbo
Edited by Ayo Odungweru