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Fayemi calls for dialogue to end JUSUN strike

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Fayemi calls for dialogue to end JUSUN strike

Funmilayo Okunade

On Monday, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti called for dialogue among stakeholders to resolve issues that have led to the ongoing industrial action of the Nigerian Judicial Staff Union (JUSUN).

Fayemi made the call while receiving executive members from three branches of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), who paid him a courtesy visit to Ado-Ekiti.

The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that the officials came from NBA branches in Ado-Ekiti, Ikere-Ekiti and Ikole-Ekiti.

The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, described the JUSUN strike as not too good for the system.

According to him, dialogue, involving all stakeholders, remains the best option to resolve all the problems on the ground so that justice can move forward.

The governor also assured the NBA of his administration’s commitment to achieving its goal of defending human rights and promoting the rule of law in the state.

Speaking on behalf of the three branches, NBA Branch Ikere President Ms Kikelomo Owolabi said the sanctity of the judiciary has been weakened by the lack of financial autonomy and independence.

She urged the governor to use his post as chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) to intervene in the advocacy action of justice workers.

Owolabi also urged the governor to rally his colleagues in the NGF to promote the independence and financial autonomy of the judiciary and respect for the constitutional principle of the separation of powers.

The NBA chief regretted that judicial activities in the country were founded due to the national strike by court workers. (NOPE)

(NAN)

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