Federal Judiciary Workers On Solidarity Strike, Say Lagos JUSUN Chairman

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Mr Emmanuel Abioye, the Chairman, Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Lagos State branch, on Tuesday explained why Federal Judiciary workers backed out of the indefinite strike embarked upon by JUSUN.

Abioye told the 247ureports.com in Lagos that the federal judiciary workers only joined the strike in solidarity with their states’ counterparts.

247ureports.com learnt that JUSUN commenced the indefinite strike on Jan. 2 to press home their demand for financial independence for states’ judiciary.

However on Jan.25,the national body of JUSUN directed all federal courts in the country to reopen while the state judiciary workers continued the strike.

“The federal judiciary workers were on solidarity strike with us because the Federal Government has already complied with their demands.
“That is why they have to call-off the strike and reopen the federal courts,’’ Abioye said.

He said the strike would continue until state governments comply with the Jan.13, 2014 judgment of a Federal High Court in Abuja.

247ureports.com gathered that the court had ordered the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) to make deductions of the amount standing to the credit of states’ judiciary in the Consolidated Revenue Fund

The court directed the AGF to remit it to the National Judicial Council which will then disburse same to the various heads of court.

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