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Judiciary Strike: Adeleke Pays Staff Wardrobe Allowance As Parties Sign Resolution Agreement



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Parties to the Osun judicial strike have finally signed a resolution agreement just as the State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke effected the payment of wardrobe allowance, one of the key demands of the striking workers.

The resolution panel set up by the Governor described the agreement reached among the parties as in pursuance of the seven day ultimatum issued for the resolution of the strike by Governor Adeleke.

“We are happy to report to the public that in compliance with Mr Governor’s directive, the parties to the strike action have agreed to terms for the calling off of the strike”, the panel Chairman, Hon Teslim Igbalaye who is also the Secretary to the State Government declared.

According to him, the implementation of the agreement has begun in earnest as the Governor has ordered the immediate payment of the wardrobe allowance to the judicial workers.

“ The implementation has commenced. The areas that affected the executive arm are being effected. The one within the jurisdiction of the judicial arm is to be taken up by the State Judicial Service Commission.”, the Attorney General who is also a member of the Committee noted.

The agreement was signed by Mr F.I. Omisade, the registrar of state High Court; the National President of JUSUN, Comrade Marwan Adamu; and the Justice Commissioner, Hon Wole Jimi Bada.

The agreement reads as follows:

1. That the judicial services commission (JSC) meeting should be called to reinstate all the suspended staff as soon as possible;

2. That the necessary promotion and regularization of all qualified members of staff will be effected by the judicial service commission (JSC) without further delay;

3. All instituted court actions against the judicial service commission (JSC), JUSUN, its members (by signatory to this agreement, their privies or their sympathizers) and the hon. The Attorney General must be withdrawn forthwith;

4. That the government has agreed to pay the 2023 staffs regulation dress allowance/ robe allowance, as same was captured under the budget of the judiciary for 2023;

5. That the government will contact all relevant governmental agencies to look into all the past activities regarding the 2021 and 2022 staff;

6. That the government’s robust scheme of service for all categories of staff in the judiciary shall be fashioned out and implemented by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) without any further delay;

7. There shall be no victimization of any form against any judicial officer, or any member of JUSUN for participating in the strike or as a result of the strike;

8. That this agreement is without prejudice to whatever step being taken by the national judicial council and in no way meant to overreach, overtake or stop such steps;

9. That this agreement is made in consideration of the need to enable Jusun call off its strike and resume duties accordingly in the interest of the state and general public;

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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