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‘Courts will reopen next week’ – Federal Government promises



The Federal Government says courts and state assemblies will re-open next week, following the resolution of the nationwide industrial dispute of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) over the non-implementation of autonomy for State judiciary and legislature by the governors.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, stated this in Abuja yesterday shortly after a meeting between government delegation and strike workers to smoothen the grey areas in the Memorandum of Action (MOA) reached on May 20, 2021.

While speaking to journalists on the outcome of the meeting, Ngige said the 36 governors led by the Chairman of the Nigeria’s Governors’ Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi, of Ekiti State and his Deputy, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, have put their pen on paper on behalf of their colleagues on the historic agreement which they reached on May 20th.

According to the minister, with what they achieved at the meeting, it is expected that the courts and state assemblies would re-open next week, since all the grey areas have been smoothened.

The Deputy President of JUSUN, Comrade Emmanuel Abisoye, thanked Ngige for his efforts in resolving the dispute, saying that he expects all the parties to fulfill their own part of the agreement.

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