Judicial workers in Imo State have shut down all courts in the state indefinitely, following what they termed non-payment of arrears of salaries and allowances owed by the state government, reports Vanguard.
The workers, under the aegis of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, distanced themselves from the 70:30 agreements Labour recently entered into with the state government. Similarly, Imo State University, IMSU, Owerri, have remained under lock and key in the past two months, for non-payment of their emoluments by government.
While the judiciary workers are acting under the umbrella body of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, all the labour unions in IMSU, including the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of the institution, equally instructed their members to remain at home until further notice.
The premises of both IMSU and the courts have remained shut.