Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Nationwide strike by JUSUN paralyses court activities in Ondo state

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The nationwide strike embarked upon by judicial workers to protest non-implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary has paralysed activities in courts in Ondo state.

The State High Court, Appeal Court, Magistrate courts, National Industrial court and the Federal High Court in Akure have been shut by officials of the the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).

Chairman of JUSUN in Ondo state, Femi Afolabi said the strike will not be called off until their demands are met by government.

Afolabi described as successful the first day of the strike, adding that all stakeholders in the judicial arm are fully in support of JUSUN’s action

Alhough the federal government has allowed financial autonomy in the judiciary, state governments are yet to do so.