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Striking judicial workers ask government to respect court order

13 January 2015, 11:23

Abuja - The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) said on Monday that it would call off its ongoing strike if the government complied with the court judgment granting financial autonomy to states’ judiciary.

Its National President, Comrade Marwan Adamu, said this at the emergency meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the union in Abuja.

NEC in session after a thorough review of the journey so far, in the course of the struggles for financial autonomy and independence of the judiciary hereby resolve that the ongoing strike be sustained until all stakeholders comply with judgment of the Federal High Court of the 13th January, 2014 and the memorandum of understanding dated 12th day of January 2014. ''

Adamu, however, called on the Edo government to pay the July 2014 salary it owed the state judiciary workers.

"NEC in session frowns at the continuous refusal of the Edo government to pay the July salary owed the state Judiciary workers,’’ he said.

Also read: Judiciary strike halts court activities in Taraba

According to him, the union frowns at the action of some state governors and highly placed individuals trying to frustrate the implementation of the judgment by the court.

He expressed appreciation at the cooperation received from all members of the union and urged for sustenance.

JUSUN embarked on the strike following the non-implementation of the January 13, 2014 judgment of a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The court had ordered the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) to make deductions of the amount standing to the credit of states’ judiciary in the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

The court directed the AGF to remit to the National Judicial Council which will then disburse same to the various heads of courts.



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