Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has set up a seven-man committee to resolve the ongoing strike by the state branch of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN.
Spokesperson to the Governor, Olawale Rasheed in a statement on Sunday, said that Governor Adeleke had also written a letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Chief Justice of Nigeria to assist in resolving the JUSUN crisis.
“Worried by protracted strike action by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, Governor Ademola Adeleke has set up a seven-man committee to urgently resolve the industrial dispute.
“The governor is also sending a briefing letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, calling for support to resolve the industrial dispute.
“The governor, in the letters, briefed the top judicial officials on his efforts so far to get the crisis resolved, although the bone of contention is pure judicial staff matters.
“The committee, led by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Teslim Igbalaye, is to find a lasting solution to the crisis within the judiciary within seven days,” he said.
Rasheed said that the Governor set up the committee with a direct mandate to get the dispute resolved, adding that his action was aimed at restoring normalcy and not interfering in the judicial arm of government.
According to him, the new intervention by Adeleke followed his previous efforts, which included the payment of withheld salaries of some judicial staffers, negotiations on wardrobe allowances, and the recent hosting of the national leadership of the judicial staff union.
By – Opeoluwa Micheal-Ayobami