By Victor Bajah
The Benue state Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) Tuesday embarked on an indefinite strike action, in line with the directives of the national office with immediate effect.
Speaking to The Voice, the Chairman of JUSUN Benue State, Comrade Terlumun Aba said, the strike action was to move the federal government to honor the provisions of the order to grant the judiciary its financial autonomy.
“As you may be aware, the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) issued a notice to its members directing us not to resume work with effect from tomorrow, (6th April 2021) until the Government complies with the provisions and the order 10, the financial autonomy of the Judiucary. Pls is for our good,” he said.
Comrade Aba said he was very optimistic that the strike action was timely and the right step in the right direction because a judicial system with its financial autonomy will be for the good of the entire nation, and the Benue state chapter was ready to support the decision of the national office.
According to him, “proposed strike action by Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) will hold end of story. Tell others pls. You are not expected to come to the office to see what is going on pls. We will not allow any entrance to the Court premises on the account that you want to pick something pls and pls. Tell others,” he added.
As at the time of filing this report, the Benue State High Court was closed to judiciary staff and general public in the state as directed by the state Chairman.