JUSUN strike: Inmates stranded at courts in Sokoto

Awaiting trial inmates in Sokoto State were on Tuesday stranded as entrances were locked following the members of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the was in compliance with directives issued the national body of JUSUN non-implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary state  .

A NAN correspondent who visited the state High , Federal high and of Appeal in Sokoto observed that all the courts were locked by the union.

Mr Abdulnasir Muhammad, the JUSUN Zonal Vice Chairman North West and state Chairman of the union, said the lockout was in compliance with the directives by the union’s national .

“Our action is following the failure of state to implement the provision as enclosed in Section 81(3) 121 (3) and 162 (9) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

“This is in furtherance of failure of the government to comply with the order of Jan. 13, 2014  and the failure to comply with Order 10 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Therefore, the indefinite will remain until government complies with JUSUN for financial autonomy that will enhance the work force of judiciary workers in the country,” he said.

Muhammad further restated that the union demanded for full implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary in accordance with the presidential directive.

He urged members to stay at home, pending further directives from its national . (NAN)