Abuja - Law officers of the Federal Ministry of
Justice on Monday in Abuja begun a three-day nationwide warning strike
to press home their demands for improved welfare, among others.
The lawyers, under the
auspices of Law Officers Association of Nigeria (LOAN), led by their
President, Solomon Ibhadon, shut down the Ministry.
Also shut all-day on Monday were the Chambers of the Attorney-General
of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN) and
businesses at Access Bank and UBA within the ministry.
Addressing the lawyers, Ibhadon said that the strike was to ensure
that government implemented the 1994 circular on harmonisation and
payment of peculiar allowances to law officers in the ministry.
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He expressed solidarity with the striking lawyers, saying LOAN would
continue to demand for uniform salary structure for law officers in the
The protesting lawyers carried various placards bearing inscriptions
such as law officers are full of duties, but dry in recompense, FGN implement the 1994 circular on harmonisation.
Yusuf Abdulkadir, the LOAN Chairman, Abuja, said that the
strike was in furtherance of the association’s notice of a 21-day
industrial action notice which expired on February 2.
He said that LOAN officials had held series of meetings with the
Attorney-General of the Federation, the Head of Service and other
government officials to address their grievances to no avail.