The Nasarawa State Chapter of Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), has suspended its four months old strike after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state government.

The state chairman of the union, Mr Jemo Musa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lafia that the union suspended the strike due to the commitment made by the government.

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“Though our main demand was not approved, but because of the appeal and intervention by stakeholders, the union shifted ground for now.

“The government and other stakeholders appealed to the union to call off the strike considering the ongoing financial crisis in the country,” he said.

Musa said that some of the agitations by the union included, financial autonomy and better welfare package for staff of the judiciary among others.

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He said though the agitation for financial autonomy was not granted; the government had increased its monthly financial allocation to the courts.

“The government has also agreed to release to the judiciary all the monies allocated to it in the 2015 budget,’’ he said, and expressed hope that the measures would enhance the administration of justice.

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The chairman called on members to resume work immediately.

He urged the government to grant financial autonomy to the judiciary to avoid resumption of the strike.

NAN reports that the state chapter of the union embarked on indefinite strike on Jan. 2.

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