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Judicial Workers begin strike; shut down courts

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Judiciary workers, under the aegis of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), have embarked on a nationwide strike to demand financial autonomy of the judiciary.

NewsWireNGR gathered that on Tuesday, the aggrieved union members stormed the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos and drove workers out of the court premises

In the circular signed by JUSUN’s General Secretary, I. M. Adetola, it directed all states and zonal heads of the union to comply with the strike.

According to the union, it had at its last National Executive Meeting on March 13, 2021 in Abuja, issued a 21-day ultimatum to the government to implement the financial autonomy of the judiciary

It had threatened to resume its suspended national strike if its demands were not met.

“Therefore, as a result of the public holiday on April 5, 2021, the strike action has been postponed to Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

“You are directed to shut down courts/departments in your states until further notice from the National Secretariat of JUSUN in Abuja,” the circular partly read

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