Wike Threatens To Suspend Implementation Of Financial Autonomy For Judiciary
Wike threatens to suspend the implementation of financial autonomy for the Judiciary if JUSUN continues with the strike.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has threatened to suspend the implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary if the court workers in the state do not call off their strike.
Governor Wike stated this on Monday when he received members of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) who gathered at the entrance of the Rivers State Government House in Port Harcourt to submit a letter as part of the association’s agreement with the judiciary staff.
The staff, under the patronage of the Judiciary Staff Union Of Nigeria (JUSUN), had on the 6th of April embarked on an indefinite strike to demand the implementation of the constitutional provisions and court judgment granting financial autonomy to the judiciary at both the federal and state levels.
Wike while addressing them said the association in the state has no reason to be a part of the national strike because his administration has not faltered in any way.
The NBA chairman in Port Harcourt, Prince Nyekwere before submitting the protest letter said their protest is to prevent Rivers State from reconsidering the implementation of the financial independence.
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ASUU refuses to step down as directed by the LAUTECH VC
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho chapter has refused to accept the ‘step aside’ order to Professor Micheal Ologunde the Vice-chancellor by Governor Seyi Makinde.
The union said the directive goes against the provisions of the University Miscellaneous Act as amended of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology law 2020 and the University Conventions, which is why the directive was rejected.
The LAUTECH chapter revealed this in a statement by Dr. Biodun Olaniran and Dr. Toyin Abegunrin, its chairperson and Secretary respectively after a meeting held on Monday the 19th of April.
The union received with shock, the press release on the 16th April 2021, from the office of the Hon. Commissioner for Education of Oyo State, asking the Vice-Chancellor to step aside.
Based on the content of the press release, a meeting with the Union was held on Monday (19/04/2021) came up with the resolutions below:
- The union expressed its displeasure at the said press release because it was against the provisions of the University Miscellaneous Act as amended, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology law 2020 and the University conventions
- When there is any perceived misconduct on the part of any officer appointed by the law in the University, due process according to the law must be followed to address such a situation.
- The union acknowledges the power of the Visitor to hire and fire on one part and that such power is premised on the recommendation of the governing council according to the extant laws.
- As at Monday, the governing council has not been properly constituted in line with the law of the University.
- The union, therefore, requested that to maintain tranquility on campus and the ongoing restoration of the image of the University, the above resolutions should be considered urgently.
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