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Groups ask judiciary workers to end there strikes resd here

A civil rights organisation, Access 2 Justice, has called on the leadership of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria to immediately suspend its ongoing strike in the interest of the country.

According to the organisation, the indefinite strike would be tantamount to denial of justice.
The Executive Director of A2J, Mr. Joseph Otteh, and its Senior Programme Officer, Chinelo Chinweze, in a letter to the National President of JUSUN, Marwan Adamu, on Monday in Abuja, said although the strike had been called off in a substantial number of states and at the federal level, “the strike is still on-going in about 15 states.”

Our correspondent recalls that JUSUN embarked on the nationwide strike action to enforce compliance and implementation of the judgment, declaring that the judiciary was entitled financial autonomy.
The strike, JUSUN said, would continue in those states where the governments had not given commitments to abide by the court judgment.

A2J said, “Given all this, we implore JUSUN to end this strike now, and re-open locked court houses for business. We urge JUSUN to be responsive to the distress the strike has caused to indigent and vulnerable people and to remember that many Nigerians support the fight for a truly independent judiciary, and so, support JUSUN’s efforts to bring about this.

“However, JUSUN has a responsibility too to ensure that the rights of Nigerians (and even foreigners) to courts and to justice are maintained and protected. Further prolongation of the strike action will exacerbate the grievous denial of their rights.

“Those governments that have refused to comply with Hon. Justice Adeniyi Ademola’s judgment have little compunction about the suffering the strike is causing innocent parties and may not have any strategic interests themselves that are adversely and significantly affected by the closure of the courts.”
Groups ask judiciary workers to end there strikes resd here Reviewed by Uchenna Ebuka on May 04, 2015 Rating: 5
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