The Nigerian Courts have been directed to reopen next Monday, as the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria suspended its strike on Wednesday, June 9.
Becksblog.com.ng learnt, that this was revealed and was signed by the Deputy President, Emmanuel Abioye; and the General Secretary, Isaiah Adetola, in a communique after its emergency National Executive Council meeting held on Wednesday, June 9.
The statement reads;
“NEC-in-session discussed extensively and after putting so many issues into consideration i.e the intervention of NJC and other stakeholders, the NEC has resolved that the strike is hereby suspended”.
However, the leadership of JUSUN commended the efforts of the National Judicial Council in making sure that the governors obey the Memorandum of Agreement, and the judgment on the financial autonomy of the judiciary.
The union also commended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, and the heads of courts for their patience and understanding throughout the period of the strike.
Recall, that judiciary workers had on April 6 2021, embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike in protest against the denial of the judiciary its constitutionally guaranteed financial autonomy which was also affirmed by a Federal High Court in January 2014.