Latest on Judiciary Workers' Strike
There's no hope in sight for legal proceedings to return to the Courts as Judicial workers continue their strike action demanding for autonomy.
The legal adviser to JUSUN, Mariam Usuf-Gusau, stated in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja and obtained by Standard Gazette, that the industrial action will continue pending the outcome of negotiations.
She noted that JUSUN will not back off until their demands are met.
JUSUN began an indefinite strike on Tuesday over continued delay to implement financial autonomy for the judiciary.
The federal government, through an Executive Order signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on May 22, 2020, provided for the enforcement of the financial autonomy status granted to state legislature and judiciary in the Nigerian Constitution.
Executive Order 10 of 2020, demanded that the 36 states must include the allocations of both the legislature and the judiciary in the first-line charge of their budgets.
The order also mandates the accountant-general of the federation to deduct from source amount due to the state legislatures and judiciaries from the monthly allocation to each state, for states that refuse to grant such autonomy.
Unfortunately, the judicial arm still relies on state governors for their allocation.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.