Judiciary workers’ partial strike in Lagos unacceptable —Adegboruwa
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has faulted the partial suspension of strike by the Lagos State Chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria.
JUSUN had on April 6 embarked on industrial action, shutting down courts across the nation, demanding judicial independence.
But JUSUN in Lagos State on Wednesday announced that that it will partially resume work after the state government’s intervention.
Reacting, Adegboruwa described Lagos JUSUN move as unacceptable, saying that Federal Government complied with financial autonomy more than Lagos State.
He said, “This purported partial call off of the strike action by Lagos JUSUN is absolutely unacceptable. From my records, the federal government is in compliance with financial autonomy even more than Lagos State, yet federal workers are on solidarity strike.
“I ask JUSUN, who is collecting revenue for the courts in Lagos State, is it not Alpha Beta?
Who buys vehicles for judges and staff, is it not the executive?
“Why do we deceive ourselves?
“Personally, I’m concerned that the government of Lagos State is doing so much to abort the strike action, in the same fashion that it succeeded in dividing the NBA into executive sessions in State House Marina, instead of mass action.
“This is totally unacceptable, for Lagos State JUSUN. It is either you are on strike or you are not.”