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CJN appeals to Judiciary workers to call off strike

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has appealed to members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to call off their ongoing industrial action.

According to a statement by his media aide Ahuraka Isah, Justice Muhammad made the appeal to the judiciary workers following a meeting with some JUSUN officials on Tuesday.

The CJN met with some national and local officials of the union for a few minutes in his chamber at the Supreme Court in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

And at the end of the meeting, the he asked the JUSUN officials to sheath their swords while the process of making state governments obey the Executive Order 10 and various court judgments on the autonomy of the judiciary were being implemented.

He decried that the unintended implications of the strike were better imagined than seen as they have spiral effects, including on children and the federal judiciary.

Members of the union commenced a nationwide strike on Tuesday in protest against the refusal of the state governments to enforce financial autonomy in the judiciary – despite a court ruling to that effect on January 13, 2014.

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