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Strike Still On, No Concrete Resolution Reached — Judiciary Workers

The Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN has yesterday affirm that its strike was still on and no concrete resolution had been reached with the concerned stakeholders.

In an interview with NAN in Abuja, Mariam Usuf-Gusau, The Legal Adviser said this.

“The strike is still on while we await the outcome of the negotiation, we are not backing off until our demands are met,” she said.

Recall that JUSUN embarked on an indefinite strike on Tuesday over the insincerity of government towards the implementation of the financial autonoky for the judiciary.

President Buhari had on May 22, 2020, signed the Executive order 10 for the enforcement of the financial autonomy status granted to the Judiciary in tje Nigerian Constitution and state legislature.

The order also mandates that for state that refuse to grant such autonomy, the accountant-general of the federation should deduct from source amount due to the state legislature and judiciaries from the monthly allocation.

“How can state high courts beg from governors for what is constitutionally theirs,” Usuf-Gusau sais.

Adetola told NAN, “Does government understand the symbiotic relationship between justice and social cohesion? Justice is the sacred womb where peace and tranquility are conceived and birthed.

“Why is it so difficult for the Executive arm of government to come to terms with the point that reducing the Judiciary to a toothless bulldog will inevitably translate to more security spending and needless waste of human and material resources in dealing with the resultant anarchy/consequences of failure in the justice sector,” Adetola said.

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