- The union said it would only call off the strike after a concrete agreement is reached.
The Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) says there’s no going back on the nationwide industrial action its members embarked on.
The union said it would only call off the strike after a concrete agreement is reached.
President Muhammadu Buhari had, in May 2020, granted financial autonomy to the legislature and judiciary across the 36 states of the country.
The order mandated all states to include the allocations of both the legislature and the judiciary in the first-line charge of their budgets.
This gives powers to the accountant-general of the federation to deduct from source, amount due to the state legislatures and judiciaries from the monthly allocation to each state, for states that refuse to grant such autonomy.
However, governors are yet to carry out the implementation of this executive order.
Consequently, members of JUSUN commenced a nationwide strike on Tuesday.
In an interview with NAN on Thursday, Mariam Usuf-Gusau, legal adviser to JUSUN, insisted that the union will not step down on its action until its demands are met.
“The strike is still on while we await the outcome of the negotiation. We are not backing off until our demands are met. How can state high courts beg from governors for what is constitutionally theirs?” she queried.
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