The Human Right Defenders (HRD) has call on Justice Suleiman Dikko, Chief Judge of Nasarawa State to urgently resign for incompetency and Abuse of office.
It would be recalled that members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) Nasarawa State Chapter are currently on strike, following alleged illegal deduction of their salaries by the CJ.
The country Director of HRD, Dr Yau Muktar said it was a shame for Justice Suleiman Dikko to deduct the workers salaries without their consents.
Dr Muktar further call on the Chief Justice of Nigeria to look into the matter with a view of redeeming the name of Judiciary from being drag into the disrepute.
“We are calling on the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State, Justice Suleiman Dikko to resign now without further delay. The latest of his high-handedness and grossly disregard to the Constitution and laydown rules was the ongoing strike embarked upon by JUSUN members in the state for allegedly deducting their salaries illegally, running into N4.7m monthly.
“The CJ who is the head of Court should know better that workers can go to any length because of their money. Rather than arresting the situation by dialoguing with the workers, the CJ has resorted to attacking and intimidating the workers.
“We are given him 7 days to resign or we would mobilise workers and other civil society groups to push him out. We repeat, Justice Dikko is anti people, selfish and incompetence, he should honorably resign”.