Judiciary workers’ strike continues despite FG’s appeal

Judiciary workers continued with their strike after talks with the Minister of Labour and Employment,, Chris Ngige, and other federal government officials failed .

The Federal Government has on Monday, appealed to the striking workers’ union, the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to suspend its nationwide industrial action, which had paralysed activities in courts across the country.

Mr Ngige, made the appeal at a reconciliatory meeting between the Federal Government and the leadership of the union in Abuja.

The minister reminded the striking judicial workers that like doctors and nurses, they were on essential duties and should not go on strike.

According to him, the country cannot make progress economically and socially, when the laws of the country are not enforced.

He appealed to the striking judicial workers to resume work “so that when the judicial officers returned from Easter holidays, they would not meet the strike.”

Speaking, a representative of the President of JUSUN, Marwan Adamu, said at the meeting that the union was guided by the constitution of the country in its action, stressing that democracy had to thrive on the Rule of Law.

Mr Adamu said that the union “believed so strongly that anything could happen without the Rule of Law and when there is the law of nature, life can be poor, solitary, brutish and nasty.”

At the meeting were representatives of the Solicitor General of Nigeria, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger/Delta Affairs, Eta Enang.

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