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BREAKING: Nigeria’s Judiciary Workers Suspend Two-Month Strike

The judiciary workers say the Nigerian government must honour its promise to grant the judiciary financial autonomy to ensure its independence.

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has called off its nationwide strike, two months after pressing for financial autonomy of the judiciary.

The resolution was made at a meeting of the union’s national executive council on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

The union had, on April 6, gone on strike in protest against the non-implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary by the Nigerian government, crippling court proceedings and commercial activities within court premises across the country.

A verdict of the Federal High Court in  Abuja, had in Jan. 2014, held that financial autonomy for the judiciary is a constitutional provision that must be complied with by the executive arm of government.

In May 2020, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari  signed an Executive Order granting the financial autonomy provision to the judiciary.

But the order was suspended after the president met with state governors who questioned its constitutionality.


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Aishat Babatunde

Aishat Babatunde heads the digital reporting desk. Before joining HumAngle, she worked at Premium Times and Nigerian Tribune. She is a graduate of English from the University of Ibadan.

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