The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has called for the immediate sack of the chief judge of Nasarawa State, Justice Suleiman Dikko.
National President of JUSUN, Marwan Mustapher-Adamu, made the call yesterday when he led the National Executive Council members on a protest in the state.
The protesters, with officials of the union from the 36 states, carried placards with different inscriptions as: “CJ must go,” and “Stop illegal deductions from our salaries.”
The union cited the CJ’s alleged mismanagement and inability to handle the grievances of the workers.
National Vice-President, South-South, George Sokaye, who represented the president at the programme said the NEC was in solidarity with the state chapter.
The leadership insisted that the protest would continue at the premises of the High Court until the union’s demands, including the removal of the C J, are met.
He said: “This protest would continue as long as the management of the judiciary refuse to give attention to our demands.
“It is unfortunate for any administrative head to allow a strike by workers under him to linger for this long without any efforts at resolving it. This is even after several interventions had been made by the national leadership of the union.”
The workers expressed concern that instead of addressing the administrative problem, the CJ tried to make it look as if it was a personal problem between him and officials of the union.
The national president urged the CJ to stop the illegal deductions from the salaries of its members and address their other demands to restore industrial harmony.
Similarly, Nasarawa State Chairman of JUSUN, Jimoh Musa, explained that the union started an industrial action since November 2018 to press home its demands for better welfare.
He said the leadership of the union has no personal problem with anybody, but only seeking the betterment of its members.
Efforts to get the reaction of the C J was not successful, as our correspondent was told that he was not in the office.