The Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) began an indefinite strike on Tuesday, April 6th 2021 over continued delay to implement financial autonomy for the judiciary.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on May 22, 2020, signed the Executive Order 10 for the enforcement of the financial autonomy status granted to state legislature. The implementation of this order was later suspended upon the President’s meeting with the Governors, they had expressed their concerns over its constitutionality.
On the other hand, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) have thrown in their support to JUSUN as NBA branches across the federation protested and outrightly pressed home the demand for financial autonomy for the Judiciary. The move is an apparent solidarity with the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).
The NBA noted that the demand is ‘’legitimate, constitutional and is in the best interest of the Judiciary, as it is one of the key parameters for enthroning the independence of the Judiciary and fostering democracy’’.