The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has threatened to disrupt court activities, as well tribunal setting across the country over planned removal of the Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasir Ajanah.

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The Kogi State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, recommended to Governor Yahaya Bello for removal of the state chief judge. National president of JUSUN, Comrade Marwan Mustapha Adamu, while reacting to the development, said such recommendation is null and void and cannot stand the test of time. He said the union would not guarantee industrial harmony in the nation’s judiciary, as her members would be withdrawn from all courts in the country should the CJ be removed.


According to Comrade Mustapha, “we condemn this recommendation for the removal of the Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasir Ajanah, by the State House.“We warn against total shut down of the nation’s judiciary in solidarity with our members in the state who have being on strike for five months over this matter, a matter which is pending in court.
“We see this action by the lawmakers as an affront to the Judiciary and against doctrine of separation of powers as enshrined in the 1999 constitution as amended.


“We also believe that for the Assembly to even deliberate on the matter is subjudice, since the issue is before the court. “The national headquarters of the union had earlier sought for audience with the governor on how best to resolve the matter but all to no avail.”

The Judiciary workers in the state, who have been on strike since December 2018 over non remittance of funds accruing to the state Judiciary, which led to eight months’ accumulated salary arrears, last month, approached the National Industrial Court, which they consider as only hope to common man.

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