Workers, seeking autonomy for Nigeria's judiciary, begin strike

Workers, seeking autonomy for Nigeria's judiciary, begin strike

Friday, January 2, 2015 10:35 pm

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) Kano State chapter, on Friday, directed all its members in the state to go on an indefinite strike.

Mr Suleman Aliyu, the secretary of the union in the state, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Kano.

He said the action was part of decisions taken by judiciary workers to persuade the Federal Government to grant autonomy to judicial arm of government.

“The union has ordered all it members to start an indefinite strike action from Friday, meaning that all courts in the state will remain closed indefinitely,’’ he said.

According to him, the action is necessary following the alleged failure of the Federal Government to implement a verdict of a Federal High court of the Jan.13, 2014.

“We have passed the directives to all our members in Kano and they have complied because we went round and we are satisfied with the level of compliance’’, he said.

Aliyu maintained that the strike would continue until the Federal Government meets the union’s demands.(NAN)

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