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Judiciary workers shun governors’ appeal, fix nationwide protest for April 19

The Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has stated that it will continue the nationwide strike until the federal government and state governors comply with its demands.

Recall that the union had on April 6 shut all courts across the country in protest of the non-implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary.

Speaking on Thursday, the governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal stated that he and his colleagues are committed to ensuring autonomy for the judiciary.

Tambuwal urged JUSUN to call off the strike and further stated that the constitutional process has to be followed for implementation of their demands.

In a circular released on Friday, P. Nnamani, deputy general secretary of the union, said the strike will continue and that the judiciary workers will hold a nationwide protest on April 19.

“Pleased to inform you that the comrade president of the union, Marwan Mustapha Adamu, is full of appreciation to the spirit of comradeship and solidarity exhibited in this ongoing industrial action,” he said.

“You are by this notice informed that the industrial action continues as the federal government and the governors are yet to find the grounds of meeting with our demands.

“We are aware of threats and pressure that may come from the governors but please be resolute!

“Further be informed that following an emergency meeting of the NWC on the 15th April 2021, it is agreed that the union would organize a peaceful protest in the federal capital, which would be replicated in the 36 state capitals in furtherance of our agitations, from 19 April, 2021.

“Please note that if in case, there are any invitations for negotiations/talks, you should promptly inform the national headquarters for guidelines and representations to avoid disorder in presentation of facts.”

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