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Financial autonomy: NBA, JUSUN march to NASS

Members of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA with judiciary workers on Monday held a peaceful protest to the National Assembly.

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) who are protesting financial autonomy commenced a nationwide strike.

At the nation’s capital, the JUSUN workers converged on the gate of the court of appeal in Abuja chanting solidarity songs and displaying placards.

Judiciary workers, under the aegis of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), had on April 6, embarked on the indefinite nationwide strike demanding enforcement of constitutional provisions and court judgments granting financial autonomy to the judiciary at both the state and federal levels.

The NBA President had earlier on Friday directed its branch chairmen nationwide to lead “visits” to government houses in their states over the 36 governors’ alleged unwillingness to implement judiciary’s financial autonomy.

From Kwara State, the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Ilorin Branch in Kwara state staged a peaceful protest in support of agitations by Members of Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria(JUSUN) over financial autonomy for Judiciary.

The protesting NBA members carrying placards with different inscriptions besieged Government House gate to register their grievances.

Addressing Journalists at the Government House in Ilorin, the state Chairman of NBA ,Mr Abdulganiyu Bello urged the state government to comply with the dictates of the Constitution.

According to him the state government need to give effect to section 121 (3) of the Constitution regarding the financial autonomy for the Judiciary.

Ali Rabiu

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