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JUSUN kick-starts nationwide protest, says no retreat, no surrender

  The end into the indefinite strike by judiciary workers appears not to be in sight as their umbrella body, the Judiciary Staff Union of Ni...

 


The end into the indefinite strike by judiciary workers appears not to be in sight as their umbrella body, the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) on Monday kick-started its nationwide protest over financial autonomy of the Judiciary.

 

The protest is being led in Abuja by the National Treasurer of the union, Comrade Jimoh Alonge who vowed they will not back down on the strike and protest until their demands are met.

 

JUSUN had on April 6 shut down all courts in the country, including the Supreme Court, to protest the refusal of governors to comply with the constitutional provisions for financial autonomy of the Judiciary.

 

However, due to failure of talks with the governors, JUSUN on Friday threatened to add mass protest to the strike.

 

Alonge, while speaking with journalists at the Court of Appeal headquarters, the take-off point of the protest to the National Assembly, stated that the judiciary is confronted with myriads of problems, but noted that once the issue of financial autonomy is addressed, others would be taken care of.

 

He accused the governors of Ebonyi and Kaduna States of undermining the judiciary in their states, warning that the judiciary would no longer tolerate such from anyone.