Chris Steven, Abuja
Except a prompt action is taken, the nation’s judicial system may soon be paralyzed over unpaid salaries of federal judicial workers.
This followed called by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to the Accountant General of the Federation and the Ministry of Finance, to pay the the salaries owed federal judicial workers in the country.
National President of the union , Comrade Marwan Mustapha who dropped the threat of strike yesterday in Abuja while speaking with journalists warned government not to take the peaceful nature of the union for granted, as its members are running out of patience.
Comrade Marwan however did not specify when the strike would commence even as he said members of the union across the country are already warming up for show down.
He said judiciary workers in all the 36 states including FCT would not hesitate to go on sympathy strike over the plight of their counterparts at the Federal level, if something urgently is done to address the reason behind the unpaid salaries.
“We are calling on the Accountant General of the Federation, Budget office and the Ministry of Finance to do all they can to pay Federal Judicial workers and Judicial officers across the country.
” We cannot accept the situation where since October our members at the Federal have not been paid salaries and this has brought untold hardship on the workers who can’t pay bills as well as their children school fees.
“We call on president Muhammadu Buhari to intervene as Judiciary workers across the country may embark on solidarity protest against this anti workers practice melted on their members at the Federal, because an injury to one, is an injury to all”.
Comrade Marwan also said workers should not be punished and staved for the sins of politicians who mismanaged and squandered the nation’s resources.