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Courts Set to Reopen as Judiciary workers Suspend Strike

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The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has resolved to suspend its over two-month strike.

The suspension according to JUSUN will be effective as from June 14, 2021.

The leadership of JUSUN commended the efforts of the National Judicial Council in making sure that the governors obey the Memorandum of Agreement, and the judgment on the financial autonomy of the judiciary.

The union also commended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, and the heads of courts for their patience and understanding throughout the period of the strike.

The leadership of JUSUN commended the efforts of the National Judicial Council in making sure that the governors obey the Memorandum of Agreement, and the judgment on the financial autonomy of the judiciary.

The union also commended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, and the heads of courts for their patience and understanding throughout the period of the strike.

Judiciary workers had on April 6 embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike in protest against the denial of the judiciary its constitutionally guaranteed financial autonomy which was also affirmed by a Federal High Court in January 2014.

The strike had resorted to overcrowding at police detention facilities across the country as the strike had prevented the police and other law enforcement agencies from arraigning suspects in courts.

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