The Abia State chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), has suspended its proposed picketing of the state’s Accountant General’s office, commending stakeholders for intervening.
The Union had on Monday, 12th of July 2021, proposed a picketing of the state’s Accountant General’s office as a result of the non compliance to the governor’s directive to pay the Judiciary workers all their owed salaries and entitlements.
In a Release signed by the Union’s chairman, Comrade Ezeh Nwachukwu and made available to the press this morning, 13th July 2021, the Union asked the members to suspend the proposed action, as the government has intervened in the matter, commending the stakeholders for intervening.
Recall that yesterday the Union asked its members to appear at the Accountant General’s office today, Tuesday,13th of July 2021, wearing black on black.
In a letter signed by the chairman, Comrade Nwachukwu and made available to the Press, Monday 12th July, 2021, stated that despite the directives of the executive governor of the state, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, to pay all judiciary workers their entitlement, the appropriate authorities are yet to comply.
According to the letter, JUSUN stated it would be picketing the office of the Accountant General, directing all members of the union to assemble at the office of the Accountant General on Tuesday 13 July,2021, wearing black on black and any JUSUN uniform until their salaries and entitlements are released.
“The Union members are demanding for their unpaid salaries and entitlements.
“If after the picketing of the Accountant General’s office and our salaries and entitlements are not released to us, we will be forced to close the courts again, including using all legal actions available to us”, it reads.