BY LEKE ADEGBITE
Judicial workers in Ondo state joined a indefinite nationwide strike alled by the national body of the Judicial staff union of Nigeria, JUSUN to protest the non-implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary.
The State High Court, Appeal Court, Magistrates courts and the Federal High Court in Akure have been shut down by official of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) led by the state Chairman, Comrade Femi Afolabi.
The strike is to seek financial autonomy of the judiciary arm of government, though the federal government has allowed for financial autonomy, state governments were accused of not granting financial independence to the judiciary in the states.
Reacting to the refusal of states to implement the policy, the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), accordingly directed its members across the country to shut down all courts nationwide beginning from today Tursday April 6, 2021
In Akure, some lawyers and litigants returned home disappointed as they met gates of the court locked by JUSUN Officers while staff of the Federal High Court were forced out of the premises.