15 June 2021 by Olusegun Oyenibi.
Following the suspension of the two months nationwide strike embarked upon by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, activities at the Courts in Kogi State have taken off as staff were seen at their duty posts.
At the State Judiciary Headquarters, Lokoja, sitting has commenced as officials of the Nigeria Correctional Service brought accused persons to Court.
Speaking on the suspension of the strike, the Chief Registrar, High Court of Justice, Lokoja Abubakar Ibrahim described it as a welcomed development but urged authorities concerned to abide by the agreement entered into with the Union.
Also at the Customary Court of Appeal and Sharia Court, Staff were at their duty posts.
Also speaking, the immediate past Vice President, North Central, JUSUN, Comrade Daniel Adinoyi said the agitation for implementation of financial autonomy as enshrined in the constitution and compliance with the Executive Order Ten by the State Governors necessitated the industrial action.
Comrade Adinoyi said the suspension followed the intervention of stakeholders with a forty five day window period to put all necessary legal framework in place.
On the meeting of the Governors on the issue, the former Vice President said JUSUN was hopeful the agreement reached would be implemented fully by the State Governors.
Some of the judiciary staff who pleaded anonymity expressed hope that Government would keep to the agreement for effectiveness of the judiciary.
JUSUN had embarked on strike on the sixth of April to demand financial autonomy for the judiciary.