Nigeria’s judiciary workers have declared strike over the removal of fuel subsidy.
The General Secretary of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), M.J. Akwashiki directed all branches and chapters of the union to begin nationwide mobilisation and withdrawal of service.
“This followed a decision of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) at her meeting on June 2, 2023 over the increase in the pump price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) by the Federal Government through the NNPCL,” he wrote.
“All zonal vice presidents are to coordinate their zones by ensuring that branch and chapters chairmen mobilise their members for a total compliance.”
The statement did not say whether it was aligning with the strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) strike.
The JUSUN did not also say when its own strike would commence.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had declared a nationwide strike.
The pump price of fuel tripled after President Bola Tinubu declared that fuel subsidy was gone.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL) had directed its retail station to jerk up the price of fuel per litre from N197 to between N488 and N570.