Judiciary Workers Shut Federal High Court in Lagos, Chase Out Staff from Offices to Enforce Strike

Judiciary Workers Shut Federal High Court in Lagos, Chase Out Staff from Offices to Enforce Strike

- The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has started enforcing its nationwide strike which begins on Tuesday, April 6

- Members of the union shut down the Federal High Court in Lagos and sent out staff from the courtrooms

- Nigeria's apex court, the Supreme Court, has also been shut down in a bid to ensure the strike is 100% effective

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Members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), on Tuesday, April 6, shut down the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos state.

The Punch reported that they also sent out staff from offices, courtrooms and premises of the court.

Legit.ng gathers that the JUSUN members in Lagos state were enforcing their indefinite nationwide strike, which started on Tuesday, April 6.

Strike: Judiciary Workers Shut Federal High Court in Lagos, Chase Out Staff from Offices
Members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria have shut down the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos state. Photo credit: BENSON IBEABUCHI/AFP
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They also sealed some of the offices and pasted strike notices on their entrances, The Cable reported.

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JUSUN is embarking on an indefinite nationwide strike over its demand for financial autonomy for the judiciary. Members across the country have been instructed to shut down courts in their respective states until further notice.

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In another related development, the JUSUN members have shut down the Supreme Court in Abuja.

The development came as a defiance to the last-minute appeal by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to the workers to shelve the industrial action, which it said was ill-timed considering the COVID-19 constraints the Nigerian courts had been battling with since the year 2020.

The entrance of the apex court was shut as of 7.10am on Tuesday, leaving workers who intended to resume duties after the Easter holiday stranded.

Meanwhile, members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Thursday, April 1 commenced a nationwide strike.

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On her part, a former vice president of the association, Dr Julian Ojebo, said none of the demands made nine months ago has been met by the federal government.

Source: Legit

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