The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has expressed hope that the almost ongoing strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) will be called off soon.
JUSUN had on April 6, embarked on an indefinite strike to press home its demand for the implementation of full financial autonomy for the judiciary.
In a statement signed by its President, Olumide Akpata, the NBA said that recent developments indicate that the strike will be over soon.
He added that the strike had taken its toll on NBA members and urged them to remain hopeful.
“The NBA leadership lauded the sacrifices of its members and, once again, commends the efforts of its branches in standing firm, and putting pressure on state governments to obey the law in this regard.
“No doubt, the strike has taken its toll on our members whose activities revolve around the court system.
“As the strike enters its eighth week, I am happy to inform us that there is finally some light at the end of this tunnel.
“Following an all-stakeholders conciliation meeting held on Thursday May 20, 2021, an action plan was agreed to by all the parties for immediate implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary, particularly in states,” the NBA president said.
The association listed the high points of the agreement which include state governors’ remittance to the judiciary in their respective states, the allocation due for the month of April, 2021.