Judiciary autonomy: Labour threatens to join JUSUN, PASAN strike



As the industrial action by members of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) enters day 28, the organised labour has advised state to obey the constitutional provisions granting financial autonomy to the judiciary.

In a joint May Day celebration, both NLC and TUC expressed disappointment with the way and manner the state are products of the constitution are disobeying same document.

NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba and his TUC counterpart said the struggle for judicial autonomy did not start today as it has been on for years, and wondered why the are foot-dragging.

“Unfortunately, all entreaties for the of Section 121(3) of the Constitution that supports it has remained a mirage because of the indifference of the . To say we are disappointed with the recent strike embarked upon by the judiciary is to say the least. 

“Come to think of it, what other reason could they give for not allowing the three arms of government to function autonomously if not for ease of ? It has become a case of “he pays the piper dictates the tune”. 

“It is regrettable that for over weeks activities in our courts were paralysed just because of ego and the domineering influences of our Governors. and its affiliates will not hesitate in solidarity to join the action within weeks if nothing is done.

“We wish to reiterate our full to our comrades and compatriots in the legislature are fighting for the full autonomy of the legislative arm of government. This is a patriotic struggle that is primarily aimed at boosting our democratic and deepening our democratic culture.”

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