The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has extended its 21-day ultimatum issued to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) to compel the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State Justice Suleiman Dikko to resolve the issues that led to the nine months old industrial crisis in the state or face industrial action.
The extension followed an intervention of the state Governor who assured that the issue would be resolved.
The branch of the union in the state had been on strike since November 13, 2018 over an alleged illegal deduction of salaries of staff of the High Court.
The situation also led to the termination of appointment of 21 of its members who participated in the ongoing industrial action.
Speaking with reporters, the national President of the union, Comrade Marwan Mustapha Adamu, said the national secretariat of the union decided to extend the ultimatum issued which has since expired, to give room for dialogue.
Comrade Mustapha Adamu said the leadership of NLC led by Mr. President Ayuba Wabba met with the Governor who gave his word and his commitment to broker peace between the union and its management.
Comrade Mustapha said the governor in the meeting disclosed that a committee headed by the Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage rtd, was set up to ensure the matter was resolved.
He said the union woulf wait for the outcome of the committee.
Marwan also commended the governor for his apt intervention into the crisis and for the audience granted the leadership of the congress led by Comrade Ayuba Wabba