Judiciary

JUSUN Strike: Activities Grounded At Osun Courts

All court activities in Osun State have been grounded following an indefinite industrial action embarked on by members of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria.

The Strike was sanctioned by the National Executive of the union upon expiration of a 21-day ultimatum given to the government on full implementation of judicial autonomy in the country.

Led by its chairman, Mr Gbenga Eludire, the State Executive of the Union was at the Federal High and State High Courts as well as the Industrial Court in Osogbo to effect the Industrial action.

Addressing the judicial staff, Eludire averred that all forms of criminal activities in Nigeria today were as a result of neglect of the judiciary, hence the need for the full implementation of its autonomy.

He stressed that all regular and special courts in the State remain closed as directed by the national executive of the Union just as he urged all members to steer clear work as JUSUN would not take it lying down with any erring members.

The JUSUN chairman noted that state executive of JUSUN has no the right to negotiate with any State government except the national body of the union.

Reacting on the development, Osun State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Femi Akande said the state government was ready to negotiate with the union, saying the Governor places premium on welfare of workers including members of the judiciary.

Mr Akande urged members of the public to bear with the government as efforts to resolve the issue  through the national body of the union would be fast tracked.

Wasiu Ajadosu 

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