Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN),Lagos State chapter has fully resumed work in Lagos state after a 23-day strike to press home demand for financial autonomy.
Their resumption followed a directive by the Administrative Department of the Lagos State Judiciary.
Although all departments of the state judiciary have opened, the courts are yet to commence sitting.
TOS News reported last week that Lagos JUSUN had partially resumed.
According to JUSUN Chairman, Lagos State Chapter, Asiwaju Shobowale, the partial resumption was based on “a meeting with stakeholders during which 70 percent of their demands were met.”
He also confirmed their axillary demands are being speedily looked into and results manifesting. Shobowale added that, Monday and Tuesday of every week are ‘Strike Days’ while official duties were constrained to Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of every week..
However, the leadership of JUSUN at the national level has threatened to shut down courts in Lagos having heard of the partial resumption.
In his words, JUSUN national treasurer,, Jimoh Musa posited that any court found opening would be re-sealed in compliance with its ongoing nationwide strike on judicial financial autonomy.
“Partial court reopening is tantamount to war between Lagos JUSUN and JUSUN chapters in the Southwest,” he added.