The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), yesterday, announced it will hold a nationwide protest on April 19, to push home its demand for financial autonomy for the judiciary.
This directive was contained in a circular dated April 16, signed by the Deputy Secretary of the Union, Mr. P. Nnamani.
According to the circular, the decision was taken at an emergency meeting of its National Working Committee (NWC).
The circular reads: “Further be informed that following an emergency meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of JUSUN on 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.
“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 the presentation of facts”.
Recall that the JUSUN had begun a nationwide strike on April 6 over the non-compliance with the Financial Autonomy Act of 2018, signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Act grants financial autonomy to the State’s legislature and State’s judiciary.