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Judiciary workers sets April 19 for nationwide protest

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The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, says it will hold a nationwide peaceful protest on April 19 to further push home its demand for financial autonomy for the judiciary.

This threat contained in a circular obtained by newsmen) in Lagos, dated April 16 and signed by the Deputy Secretary of the Union, P. Nnamani.

NAN reports that JUSUN on April 6, commenced a nationwide industrial action, calling for implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary.

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While restating that the strike would continue following failure by government to meet its demands, the union urged its members to remain resolute in spite of pressures.

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The circular read in part:

“Further be informed that following an emergency meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of JUSUN on the April 15, 2021,

“it is agreed that the union will organise a peaceful protest in the Federal Capital, which will  be replicated in the 36 state Capitals in furtherance of our agitations, from April 19, 2021.

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“Please note that if in case there are any invitations for negotiations/talks, you should promptly inform the National Headquarters for guidelines and representations to avoid disorder in presentation of facts.”


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