The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to ensure speedy settlement of the lingering strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).
This followed the adoption of a movement by Rep Sergius Ogun (PDP-Edo) on the floor of the Home on Thursday in Abuja
Moving the motion, Ogun said that the judiciary remained a crucial component of government, together with the responsibility of adjudication of disputes which helped in the smooth running and performance of the state.
He said that the close of courts posed a grave danger to the polity and has been capable of exacerbating the present security situation in the nation.
The lawmaker said that the strike had contributed to the overcrowding of police cells and correctional facilities throughout the country, adding that inmates were not able to opt for trial or get bond.
He added that it had led to the festering of disputes between private citizens as there weren’t any judicial forum to submit their grievances for resolution.
He nonetheless appreciated the Federal Government and some State Governments for the steps they needed to solve the dispute for the strike to be called off.
The house also falsified the Committees on Labour, Employment and Productivity and Judiciary to port with the Minister of Labour and Employment and the Attorney–General of this Federation on measures required to Deal with the matter.
It requested the committee to submit its report within four months for additional legislative action.
It was reported that JUSUN had on April 6 embarked on an indefinite strike, owing to the collapse of the government to implement monetary autonomy for its judiciary.