After three weeks of downing their tools, the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), have decided to go back to work in the federal courts.
For three weeks, the workers effectively closed down all the courts nationwide following the refusal of the executive to comply with a judgment of a Federal High Court, Abuja, which ordered the executive to hands off funds meant for the judiciary.
According to JUSUN’s President, Marwa Adamu, the workers decided to embark on the strike because the executive did not comply with the agreement reached with the union to comply with the judgment of the court on judiciary funding.
The suspension was as a result of a meeting held at the Supreme Court on Sunday, January 25, at the instance of the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ahmed Gambo.
However, it was gathered that the strike had been suspended only for federal courts, so states’ courts would still remain shut.
The Federal High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the National Industrial Court are expected to reopen for business today.