JUSUN strike: NBA to engage relevant stakeholders

As the by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) enters its fifth week, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has resolved to engage relevant stakeholders on financial autonomy for the Judiciary.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that JUSUN on April 6, embarked on a nationwide strike calling for a full of financial autonomy for the Judiciary.

As a direct fall out of the strike, the union directed closure of all entrances to courts premises in the country.

With the strike now in its fifth week, the NBA has urged all lawyers to be patient , with a promise to continuously engage the relevant stakeholders full compliance with financial autonomy for the Judiciary.

In a statement signed by NBA national , Dr Rapulu Nduka, the association commended its members for firm in their quest for a true independence of the Judiciary, and assured of continuous engagements.

“As you are aware, the strike action by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has entered its fifth week; the implication of this, is that our courts are shut , thereby halting the activities of the third arm of government.

“Be assured that the of the NBA will continue to engage the various stakeholders in ensuring that the constitutional provisions guaranteeing the financial autonomy of the judiciary, are enforced to the latter, as a condition precedent for calling off the strike action.

“The NBA commends the efforts of its Branches in firm, and putting the necessary pressure on the various State Governments, to obey the law in this regard; the various branches are urged not to relent in the interest of our ,” he said

He said that the NBA leadership is not unmindful of the financial strain on legal practitioners, occasioned by the strike, and pleaded with members to be patient as the struggle anchors on the Association’s paramount mandate of promoting the rule of law. (NAN)