Thursday, August 18, 2022

Lawyers March To NASS As Judiciary Workers Begin Protest

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Nigerian lawyers have marched to the National Assembly complex in Abuja, the nation’s capital in solidarity with the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria JUSUN in order to protest financial autonomy in the sector.
The union had since the 6th of April 2021 deserted the courts in Nigeria, leaving it under lock and key as a result of the non-implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary as the third arm of government. Toping the list of demands is the issue of financial autonomy to the judiciary.Lawyers March To NASS As Judiciary Workers Begin Protest
Alleging that the Federal and State governments had over the years declined to grant financial autonomy to the judiciary, the union is also asking for the payment of peculiar allowances to their members.
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In solidarity, lawyers and members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) commenced a nationwide strike to press their demands. The JUSUN workers converged on the gate of the court of appeal in Abuja chanting solidarity songs and displaying placards.Lawyers March To NASS As Judiciary Workers Begin ProtestPhotos Credit: Channels TV

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