Judicial workers give condition to end nationwide strike

Posted by News Express | 6 January 2015 | 3,316 times

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The nationwide strike embarked upon yesterday by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) will not be called off until their demand for financial autonomy of the judiciary is granted by the Federal Government, President of the union, Mr. Marwan Mustapha-Adamu, has vowed.

Speaking yesterday in Abuja, Mustapha-Adamu regretted that one year after the judgement of the Federal High Court on the issue, both the Federal and State Governments had refused to comply with the orders of the court.

As he put it, “Today is a year. We have engaged with the stakeholders, a composition of Accountant Generals of the State and the Federal Governments and we have signed about seven Memorandum of Understanding and these agreements have been frustrated.

“The office of the Accountant General of the Federation and all the members of the pact are frustrating the agreement.

“The best thing we can do is to go back to this strike and ensure that the court judgement must be complied to.

“It is for the Account General to deduct the money and give the cheque to the Nigerian Judicial Council as ordered by the court and we will go back to work. We are not giving much demand in this issues.”

•Photo of locked court courtesy of Daily Sun.

Source: News Express

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