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Oyo judiciary workers to join strike

11 March 2014, 17:07

Ibadan - Ademola Ayoade, the chairman, Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Oyo State branch, says his members will join  the  three-day national warning strike beginning on Wednesday.

Ayoade said this on Monday in an interview in Ibadan.

"The only existing union in the judiciary in Nigeria today is JUSUN. Oyo State judiciary workers are members.

"The strike is a directive from the national body of the union after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting and we were present at the meeting.

"We agreed upon the strike at NEC,  that is every staff of the judiciary in Nigeria should embark on strike and so we are joining the strike,’’ Ayoade said.

He said the  strike was premised on the judgment of  a Federal High Court  in Abuja  which ruled that federal and state governments should comply with the 1999 constitution granting full financial autonomy to the judiciary.

"We believe  the court has spoken and  government must be guided by the constitution which the court has interpreted.

"We all have the constitution and all saw sections 126 (9), 83(1) and 121 of the 1999 constitution and what was provided in them," he said.

Ayoade, however, said that the union’s  next line of action would be determined by the national body should  government at various levels fail to meet  the demand.

-  NAN

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