- The Lagos chapter of JUSUN has decided to resume partially
- The resumption is based on the outcome of the meeting with stakeholders and government
- According to the union, only Lagos state is serious with meeting their demands
Things seem to be looking rosy for Lagos state justice seekers as the state chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has decided to resume partially despite the ongoing national strike.
The Nation reports that the union based their decision to resume on the outcome of the meeting with stakeholders during which 70 percent of their demands were met.
This was disclosed by JUSUN Lagos chairman, Asiwaju Shobowale Kehinde.
According to him, the union had many interactions on the industrial action with state chairmen, especially from the southwest, southeast and south-south regions.
He noted it was only Lagos state government that had shown concerns with the JUSUN struggle, Channels TV added.
This comes as NBA members blocked Osun state deputy governor’s convoy in protest over the strike.
In another report, a reconciliation meeting between the federal government and members of JUSUN suffered a setback on Tuesday, April 20.
Legit.ng reported that the meeting failed to hold after the union staged a walkout from the venue for discussion.
The publication stated that the striking judiciary workers took the action after they had waited for over an hour at the conference room of the ministry of labour and employment.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ikeja branch had earlier threatened to stage a protest in its support of striking judiciary workers.
Bartholomew Aguegbodo, the chairman of NBA Ikeja, made the announcement after a meeting of the branch executive.
According to Aguegbodo, if the meeting between JUSUN and the governors forum fails to agree on the implementation of financial autonomy they would have no other option than to take further steps to make them comply.