BY Samuel Ajurunwo
Chairman of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Rivers State, Anthony Wachukwu has said that the lingering strike action will soon be over.
The chairman was reacting to the strike by members of JUSUN, which has kept litigations on hold in various courtrooms across the country.
Wachukwu, who stated this in an interview with our correspondent, said the essence of the ongoing strike is to render better services to the public.
He said without full application of the Constitution as provided by law, litigants will never enjoy good services.
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According to Wachukwu:
“We are very hopeful that the strike will soon be over.“Mind you it is our constitutional right to ensure that the autonomy of the judiciary is implemented in the state.“However, NEC stance is that the provisions of the 1999 constitution should not be negotiated.“We are trying to put all the judiciary across the country in proper perspective to enable us to serve the litigants better”.
Wachukwu, who said the state JUSUN still stand with the decision of its National body, noted that the position of the National Executive Council is for the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) not to be subjected to any form of negotiation.
“For now the judiciary workers are still on strike, it will be called off by the national executive and not by any of the branches.
Wachukwu said he believes and pray that one day the strike would be called off.