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Oyo judiciary workers to join JUSUN strike

The Chairman, Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, Mr Ademola Ayoade, Oyo State branch, says his members will join the three-day national warning strike beginning on Wednesday.

Ayoade said this on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan.

“The only existing union in the judiciary in Nigeria today is JUSUN. Oyo State judiciary workers are members.

“The strike is a directive from the national body of the union after its National Executive Council meeting and we were present at the meeting.

“We agreed upon the strike at NEC, that is every staff of the judiciary in Nigeria should embark on strike and so we are joining the strike,” Ayoade said.

He said the strike was premised on the judgment of a Federal High Court in Abuja which ruled that federal and state governments should comply with the 1999 constitution granting full financial autonomy to the judiciary.

“We believe the court has spoken and government must be guided by the constitution which the court has interpreted.

“We all have the constitution and all saw sections 126 (9), 83(1) and 121 of the 1999 constitution and what was provided in them,” he said.

Ayoade, however, said the union’s next line of action would be determined by the national body should government at various levels fail to meet the demand.

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