Nasarawa crisis: Judiciary Workers Threaten Nationwide Strike
Posted: 05/Jul/2019

Judiciary workers, under the aegis of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, have given the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, 21 days to call on the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State, Justice Sulaiman Dikko, to resolve the lingering crisis between JUSUN members in the state and the management of the state’s judiciary.
The body said failure to end the crisis within 21 days, they would embark on a nationwide strike.
The crisis started last year with the Nasarawa State chapter of the union embarking on strike and demonstrations to protest against the state judiciary’s alleged illegal deductions from their salaries.
It degenerated into the yet-unresolved sacking of 22 leaders of the union in the state.
The National Executive Committee of JUSUN led by the President of the union, Mr Marwan Adamu, held its meeting on June 29, 2019, where it issued a threat to embark on a nationwide industrial action if the crisis remained unresolved within 21 days.
The communiqué signed by the union’s President, Adamu, and General Secretary, Isiah Adetola, and which was made available to journalists on Monday, accused the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State of not showing commitment to the prompt resolution of the matter, hence the need to issue the threat.
It also said the NEC endorsed the ongoing strike of judiciary workers in the state.
The communiqué read in part, “NEC-in-session frowns on the lack of commitment of the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State, Justice Sulaiman Umaru Dikko, in resolving the lingering crisis between the union and the management of the Nasarawa State judiciary.