F.G to JUSUN: reopen courts
Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on June 9, 2021
Striking Judiciary and Parliamentary workers have been asked to return to their duty posts.
The Federal Government said the reopening of the courtrooms by Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, and Houses of Assembly by Parliamentary Staff Associations of Nigeria PASAN will pave the way for the implementation of the Memorandum of Action signed on May 20.
This was the outcome yesterday’s parley of the Presidential Implementation Committee on the Autonomy for the Judiciary and Legislature with stakeholders and how to end the JUSUN strike.
Other stakeholders at the meeting were the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, members of the National Judicial Coouncil, and JUSUN representatives.
In a statement, spokesman the ministry of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige decried a situation where the courts and the Legislature Chambers remained shut due to non-adherence to the provisions of the May 20 Memorandum of Action, which has 45 days implementation window.
Ngige noted that with the courts closed, the police and other security agencies cannot prosecute criminals, hoodlums and bandits, even as the nation is faced with heightened insecurity.