Judicial Financial Autonomy: Wike Asks JUSUN to Call Off Strike, Open Courts in Rivers

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said Judicial Financial Autonomy has been fully implemented in Rivers State and sees no reason why the State Chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria [JUSUN] should embark on what he tagged “solidarity strike or protest”

He urged the Rivers State’s JUSUN to call off their strike and open the courts in Rivers State.

Governor Wike was speaking to members of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Rivers State, who were on a solidarity protest with the striking Judicial Staff Union  on the financial autonomy for the Judiciary.

In his words; “My position concerning the JUSUN strike in Rivers State is simple. Rivers State has painstakingly implementing financial autonomy for the State’s Judiciary. We shouldn’t suffer solidarity strikes because other states are not implementing same.”

“Non implementing states can be held to task but there is really no reason for a solidarity strike or protest in Rivers State, I used the opportunity to request for Rivers State’s JUSUN to call off their strike and open the courts in Rivers State.”

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