19 April 2021 By Victoria Abah
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, has appealed to the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, to call off the ongoing strike embarked upon to demand financial autonomy for the Judiciary in the country.
This followed a meeting of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige and the CJN at the Supreme Court over the strike.
A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the CJN , Ahuraka Yusuf Isah, explains that after briefing the Minister on negotiations so far, the CJN requested JUSUN to call off the strike in the interest of the nation.
It adds that it will also give opportunity for further negations towards the resolution of the dispute.
The statement observes that some of the issues in contention are already sub judiced, as such, there is need to give requisite legal process enough opportunity to be exhausted.