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Ministry of Justice lawyers begin warning strike

03 February 2015, 12:36

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.

Also read: Judicial workers urged to resume work

He expressed solidarity with the striking lawyers, saying LOAN would continue to demand for uniform salary structure for law officers in the public service.

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.



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