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Lawyers Jubilate As JUSUN Suspends Indefinite Strike In Abia

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Members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) in Abia State, have suspended their industrial action in the state.

The Eastern Updates can confirm that JUSUN suspended the strike this week as its members reopened courts across the state.

After the claimed failure of the administration of former Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to accede to their four-point demands, the strike began on April 10.

The former governor only swore in Justice Lilian Abai, the state’s top judge, as substantive chief judge, leaving the other three unfulfilled.

A JUSUN member who spoke to reporters on Thursday said the strike was suspended to give room for further negotiation with the present state government on the remaining demands.

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When the reporter visited the High Court Complex in Umuahia, judicial activities were going on, with the court complex cleared of overgrown grass.

Some lawyers were also seen exchanging pleasantries while recounting their sad experiences during the two-month JUSUN strike, which frustrated their briefs.

Also, the Election Petitions Tribunal, which handles petitions from House of Assembly election candidates, is also back at the Umuahia High Court.

Recall that members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Abia State chapter, had last week suspended their six-month-old strike following the intervention of the recently inaugurated administration in the state.

Chairman of the Abia chapter of NMA, Isaiah Abali, announced the suspension on Friday, in a communique he jointly signed with Daniel Ekeleme, the association’s secretary.

The state NMA embarked on strike on December 8, 2022, in protest against the perennial non-payment of their salaries.

The doctors in the communique said they decided to give grace to the current state government to look for a way to resolve the crisis.

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