The Federal Government has disclosed that courts will re-open next week, following the resolution of the nationwide industrial dispute of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), over the non-implementation of autonomy for state judiciary and legislature by the governors.
Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said this in Abuja Friday, shortly after a meeting between government delegation and striking workers to address the grey areas in the Memorandum of Action (MOA) reached on May 20, 2021.
Ngige, while briefing journalists on the outcome of the meeting, said the 36 governors led by the chairman of the Nigeria’s Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, and his deputy, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, have signed on behalf of their colleagues on the historic agreement which they reached on May 20.
According to the minister, with what they achieved at the meeting, it is expected that the courts and state assemblies would re-open next week, since all the grey areas have been smoothened.
Emmanule Abisoye, deputy president of JUSUN, thanked the minister for his efforts in resolving the dispute, saying that he expects all the parties to fulfill their own part of the agreement.