NBA urges govt to dialogue with Judiciary workers
THe Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has urged the Federal Government to dialogue with the Judiciary workers, under the aegis of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), to avoid the collapse of justice system.
NBA Ikeja branch chairman Mr. Yinka Farounbi said there would be anarchy, if nothing is done immediately to avert the collapse of the justice system because of JUSUN’s plan to call out Federal High Courts’ workers for a solidarity strike.
The union leader said it would be wrong if the government feels unconcerned about the developments in the Judiciary. He said this calls for urgent attention and resolution.
The judicial workers’ strike is meant to enforce a Federal High Court judgment, which granted financial autonomy to the Judiciary and in solidarity with the Rivers State judicial workers, who have been protesting the presence of two headship of the Judiciary in the state.
Farounbi said: “I think government should sit down with the association, dialogue with its leaders, look at their demands and concede to them what they can concede. The ones that have to be negotiated should be negotiated. In the process, there would be a compromise. There would be no winner, no loser.
“The JUSUN cannot have everything it wants, and the government cannot fold its arms and feel unconcerned. Let them sit at a roundtable and agree on the fundamentals to ensure that the courts become functional again.”
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