The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has giving the Nasarawa state Governor, Tanko Almakura and the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Suleiman Dikko till the end of this year to resolve the issues on dispute.
National President of JUSUN, Comrade Marwan Mustapha Adamu said the judiciary workers nationwide would occupy the state from first week of January, 2019 if the relevant Authority fail to resolve the matter within the stipulated time.
The union have been on strike for three weeks Over allegations against the CJ of illegally deducting workers salaries monthly without their consent.
Comrade Marwan also lamented the Industrial dispute in Kogi state, calling on the authority to address the issue.
“We are on strike in Kogi State for nonpayment of salary running into six months, also we are still on strike in Nasarawa but my worry is that the cause of the matter has been abandoned and unnecessary diversion being introduced by the chief judge of Nasarawa State.
“The cause of the issue was that there is an allegation that the salaries of our members are been deducted every month by the chief judge of Nasarawa State and that is our major complain and on the process of that claim, the CJ is alleging that he had been harassed while sitting, though the state governor promise to intervene on the matter.
“We are going to deploy our strategy to ensure that this issue is resolve, but in a situation were the government fail to intervene and the CJ continue, we will deploy labour mechanism to resolve the issue.
“we are giving the state government till the end of this year to resolve the issue and once they fail we will occupy Nasarawa State in the first week of 2019 by the entire workers of judiciary in the country and it will continue until the right of our members is restored”.
Comrade Marwan stressed that claimed by the CJ that he was harassed is diversionary, adding that he should tells where and when such thing happened.
He described JUSUN as a responsible union that are law abiding, peaceful and focus, stressing that” we hope CJ is not taking it for granted”.
On the recently constituted committee for implementation of Judiciary and States Assemblies autonomy, Marwan urge President inagurate the committee considering the important of the matter.
“We therefore call on Mr. President to inaugurate the committee because of the importance attached to it by ensuring that Judiciary as well as state assemblies is independent”.