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The inauguration of the 18 newly appointed Justices of the Court of Appeal earlier scheduled to hold on Thursday has been postponed indefinitely.
It was learnt late Wednesday that the postponement of the event by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Tanko Muhammad, is mainly due to the ongoing strike by judiciary workers which has kept all Nigerian courts shut since April 6.
The striking judiciary workers, under the aegis of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), are demanding the implementation of constitutional provision and court judgments granting financial autonomy to the judiciary.
This newspaper understands that authorities had fixed Thursday for the swearing in of the new Court of Appeal judges without taking into account the impact the strike would have on the scheduled event.
Law TV had reported how President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of the judges following their recommendation by the National Judicial Council, NJC.