Ondo Judicial Workers Embark on Strike


James Sowole in Akure

Judiciary workers in Ondo State will embark on indefinite strike from this Tuesday for the alleged failure of the government to honour an agreement reached on the financial autonomy of the judicial arm of government.

The State Chairman of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Comrade Ilesanmi Dido, who disclosed the plan of members of the union in the state, said that they could no longer allow the government to continue to breach the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, which grants financial autonomy to the judiciary.

He explained that the administration of justice had collapsed in the state judiciary due to poor funding and non-payment of over four months’ salaries of JUSUN members.

The chairman noted that if Governor Olusegun Mimiko had implemented the Memorandum of Understanding on financial autonomy for the judiciary,, judges and workers would not have been owed salaries.