The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN Justice Tanko Muhammad has lamented that he cannot speak to state governors on behalf of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) over their ongoing strike.
Mr Ahuraka Isah, the CJN’s Special Assistant on media and publicity strategy said he made the statement when when he met with some national and local officials of JUSUN at his chambers to explore solutions and ways to mitigate the impact of the strike.
Members of the union had locked up gates of courts across the country in enforcement of the indefinite nationwide strike which began on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
JUSUN national leadership in a circular on April 1, directed the shutdown of courts across the country from April 6.
This is until state governments comply with the Constitution, court judgments and other instruments which confer or reemphasise the financial autonomy of the judiciary.