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JUST IN: JUSUN storms Federal High Court Lagos, evicts workers



The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria has forced court workers out of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos.

This comes after it embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike, which began on Tuesday.

The unionists, WuzupNigeria reports, arrived at the court premises before 9 am and directed their colleagues in courtrooms and offices to comply with the industrial action.

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They sealed some of the offices and pasted notices indicating the commencement of the court shutdown.

The JUSUN national leadership had in an April 1 circular ordered the closure of courts from Tuesday until the government complies with the Constitution, court judgments and other instruments, which confer or re-emphasise the financial autonomy of the Judiciary.

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The circular signed by its General Secretary, I. M. Adetola, directed all states and zonal heads of the union to comply with the strike.

The union stated it had at its last National Executive Meeting on March 13, 2021 in Abuja, issued a 21-day ultimatum to the government to implement the financial autonomy of the judiciary with a threat that ‘failure of which JUSUN will have no other option but to resume the suspended national strike action.’

“Therefore, as a result of the public holiday on April 5, 2021, the strike action has been postponed to Tuesday, April 6, 2021.”