Courts reopen after 2months, as JUSUN ends Strike, NJC reacts

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria has suspended its strike on Wednesday.

The union is set to commence work on Monday, next week.

This was disclosed in a communique issued by the union after its emergency National Executive Council meeting held on Wednesday.

The communique was signed by the Deputy President, Emmanuel Abioye; and the General Secretary, Isaiah Adetola.

The statement reads in part: “Sequel to the prolonged strike of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and its effect on the Judiciary and the Nation at large, the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council, Honourable Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad, CFR convened an emergency meeting of council on Tuesday 8 June 2021 with the Chief Judges of states, the JUSUN Executive members as well as Senator Ita Enang, the Senior Special Adviser to the President and Secretary of the Implementation Committee with a view to finding a lasting solution to the lingering strike.

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Judiciary workers had on April 6 embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike in protest against the denial of the judiciary its constitutionally guaranteed financial autonomy which was also affirmed by a Federal High Court in January 2014.

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