In a swift move to address the ongoing strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) in Osun State, Governor Ademola Adeleke has established a seven-man committee. The committee, chaired by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Teslim Igbalaye, has been tasked with finding a lasting solution to the crisis within the judiciary within just seven days.
Comprising legal practitioners from the state executive council, the committee includes the Attorney General of Osun State, Hon. Jimi Bada, Esq. Their mandate is clear: review draft tripartite agreements between the judicial union, the head of the judicial arm, and the executive arm of government, and find amicable resolutions with stakeholders.
Assurances and Actions
The panel met on Monday and assured its readiness to resolve the crisis within the stipulated time frame. They emphasized that they have no intention of interfering with the operations of the judiciary and aim to reopen the courts within seven days. In a significant step, initial payments of some withheld salaries of judicial workers have already been made.
Ademola Adeleke's commitment to ending the strike extends beyond the committee's formation. He has initiated negotiations on wardrobe allowances and hosted the national leadership of the judicial staff union. The governor's efforts underscore his dedication to resolving the dispute and restoring normalcy within the state's judiciary.