The Lagos State Chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, has announced it will partially resume work in view of the State government’s tireless efforts to ensure that the demands of the ongoing nationwide strike are met.
In a statement entitled “Addendum on Strike Day 16”, the Chairs of JUSUN Lagos Chapter, Asiwaju Shobowale Kehinde said:
To whom much is Given, Much is expected.
We had many interactions on strike situations with fellow State chairmen especially from South West, South East and South South.
Lagos JUSUN finds out that its only Lagos State Government that had shown concerns and seriousness with a listening ears to this JUSUN struggle.
At this moment, Lagos JUSUN has had 4 meetings with powerful Government officials especially Mr Governor himself.
From my position and privileges as JUSUN chairman Lagos, We are indeed lucky. Even the National leadership hasn’t made significant progress as Lagos JUSUN does at the moment.
Our auxillary demands are been speedily looked into and results are manifesting.
Though there is a national agitation for financial autonomy, this will be achieved nationally and all states will benefit from it.
Our Union had the best assurances directly from Mr Governor and the Chief Judge of Lagos State on improving welfare allowances for staff which has eluded us since 2014.
While showing commitment today with the delivery of 2 New Buses to Judiciary while House of Assembly had only 1 bus given to them even though both arms of Government were currently on strike.
Its impossible that a state branch will suspend a National Strike hence JUSUN Strike is very much ongoing in Lagos state.
But due to the great respect and honour Lagos state judiciary staff has for Mr Governor and the Chief Judge of Lagos State, it’s our desire only to relax the strike rules to allow clearance of backlogs, reading of judgement and decongestion of prisons occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic and End SARS protest.
Therefore work and official duties are constraint to Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of every week, While Monday and Tuesday of every week remains our strike days that all staff must stay off duty to observe the national strike.
The Union will review the progress both left and might to make informed decisions as event unfolds.
Pls let it be known that ” The Staff of Lagos state judiciary is still on strike but was magnanimous in putting Lagos Judiciary and the Government of Lagos State first in our time of strength.
All gates of courts in Lagos State will be partially open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Only. Life itself is all about give and take.
The Congress says its time to give so that it can be given to us all.”
“Aluta continua”. The statement declared.