Judiciary workers shut Federal High Court in Lagos


Members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has grounded activities at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

They also sent out staff from offices, court rooms and premises of the court on Tuesday morning.

On Thursday, JUSUN declared an indefinite nationwide strike over its demand for financial autonomy for the judiciary.

The union had at its national executive meeting in Abuja on March 13, 2021, issued a 21-day ultimatum to the government.

However, in a circular dated April 1, 2021, the union ordered its members to shut down courts across the country from Tuesday, April 6.

“…The strike action has been postponed to Tuesday, April 6, 2021. You are directed to shut down courts/departments in your states until further notice from the National Secretariat of JUSUN in Abuja,” the circular issued by the General Secretary of JUSUN, Isaiah Adetola, read in part.

Earlier, the President of the Nigeria Bar Association, Olumide Akpata, said in a statement that as commendable and laudable as the proposed strike action may be, the NBA is concerned about its timing and the potentially devastating consequences it would pose for justice administration in the country.

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