Judiciary workers Tuesday morning shut down the Supreme Court in Abuja, in line with their threat to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike to press for financial autonomy for the judicial arm of government.
The development came as a defiance to the last minute appeal by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to the workers to shelve the industrial action, which it said was ill-timed considering the COVID-19 constraints the Nigerian courts had been battling with in the last year.
According to reports, entrance of the supreme court at about 7.10 a.m. on Tuesday were locked, leaving workers who intended to resume duties after the Easter holiday stranded.
The action taken by the union at the Supreme Court Tuesday morning is expected to be replicated across all Nigerian courts.
In Lagos, members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, on Tuesday, also shut down the Federal High Court, Ikoyi.
Representatives of the union sent out staff from offices, court rooms and premises of the court around 9am.
They also sealed some of the offices and pasted strike notices on their entrances.
Earlier on our breakfast show, Day Break, a legal practitioner, Jide Ologun reacted to the ongoing strike action by the judiciary workers.
The legal practitioner also shared his view on special court for bandits as proposed by former president Olusegun Obasanjo and the popular Islamic scholar Sheik Gumi.