Members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, on Tuesday, shut down the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos State.
They also sent out staff from offices, court rooms and premises of the court
JUSUN members were enforcing their indefinite nationwide strike, which started on Tuesday (today).
They also sealed some of the offices and pasted strike notices on their entrances.
JUSUN had on Thursday declared an indefinite nationwide strike over its demand for financial autonomy for the judiciary.
The union had at its national executive meeting in Abuja on March 13, 2021, issued a 21-day ultimatum to the government.
In a circular dated April 1, 2021, the union told its members to shut down courts across the country from Tuesday, April 6.
The circular issued by the General Secretary of JUSUN, Isaiah Adetola, partly read, “Therefore, as a result of the public holiday on April 5, 2021, the strike action has been postponed to Tuesday, April 6, 2021. You are directed to shut down courts/departments in your states until further notice from the National Secretariat of JUSUN in Abuja.”