JUSUN remains resolute in quest for financial autonomy, says Official



The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, says it remains firm in its quest for the implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary, until its demands are met.

The National Secretary of JUSUN, Isaiah Adetola, told the newsmen that the union was tired of broken promises.

He said that in 2015 the union had embarked on a prolonged strike action following which there was a memorandum of understanding from the state governors, which understanding was never kept.

Adetola said, the union will hold a meeting with the Minister of Labour, adding that if such resolution on implementation of its demand for financial autonomy is presented and endorsed by all, then the strike can be called off.

Adetola also faulted online reports suggesting that the JUSUN strike had been suspended following an address by its National President, Comrade Marwa, and described same as a ploy.

According to him, the JUSUN President is not fine enough to address the press as he is currently receiving medical attention.

Law TV reports that JUSUN had on April 6, began a nationwide strike action, calling for a full implementation of judicial financial autonomy as provided for by the 1999 constitution.

Following an emergency meeting by the union’s National Working Committee on April 15, a circular was issued on April 16 in which it was announced that a peaceful protest will be held in Abuja, to further drive home JUSUN’s demand.

The union had also directed all its branches in the 36 States of the Federation to replicate the “march” in their various jurisdictions.

Meanwhile, the President of the Nigeria Bar Association, Olumdie Akpata in a statement issued on April 16, also directed all NBA branch chairmen, to mobilize their members, for a visit to their respective state governors seeking compliance with constitutional provisions on judicial autonomy.

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