Judiciary Workers Begin Strike, Shut Federal High Court Lagos

Members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) have shut down the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos State in compliance with its indefinite nationwide strike, which begins today.

Naija News gathered that JUSUN members arrived at the court premises before 9am and evicted court staff from their offices.

The judiciary workers also directed their colleagues in courtrooms and offices to comply with the industrial action, thereby sealing some of the offices and pasted strike notices on doors in the court.

Recall that the JUSUN national leadership had in an April 1 circular ordered the closure of courts from Tuesday until the government complies with the Constitution, court judgments, and other instruments, which confer or re-emphasize the financial autonomy of the Judiciary.

The circular signed by its General Secretary, I. M. Adetola, directed all states and zonal heads of the union to comply with the strike.

The union stated it had at its last National Executive Meeting on March 13, 2021 in Abuja, issued a 21-day ultimatum to the government to implement the financial autonomy of the judiciary with a threat that “failure of which JUSUN will have no other option but to resume the suspended national strike action.”

“Therefore, as a result of the public holiday on April 5, 2021, the strike action has been postponed to Tuesday, April 6, 2021.”

Source: News

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