GELE AGBAI, Owerri
Courts in Owerri, Imo State were put under lock and key on Tuesday as the state branch of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) joined in the nationwide strike declared by its national leadership.
Our correspondent who visited the court complex located along Orlu Road, Owerri, observed that the gates were all padlocked with one security man seen walking round the premises.
He turned down all entreaties to speak with our correspondent.
On the gate that leads to the Deputy Governor’s Office was posted a statement signed by the state chairman of JUSUN, Nnanabu Ernest and state secretary, Chris Nwachukwu directing all members of the union to resume the suspended nationwide strike as ordered by the national leadership as from today Tuesday, 6th April, 2021.
Speaking on telephone earlier, Mr. Nnanabu said members of the union in the state simply heeded to the directive of the national leadership to withdraw their services till their demands were met.
He refused to be drawn into discussing the full details of their demands.
Some judiciary staff who spoke to Niger Delta Connect on condition of anonymity confided that they would have preferred working to downing tools.