By Okwo Kerry
The Cross River State Chapter of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN has formally handed over the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between them and the State Government recently at Peregrino House Calabar to the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Okoi Ikpi-Itam.
Receiving the MoU, the Chief Judge gave the JUSUN members present accolades as he maintained that among other JUSUN chapters around the country that went on the solidarity action, the Cross River State chapter stood its ground to the later and got victory.
He averred that by this joint action and brotherhood, the union and the profession in the State will bring to bear long awaited ideas from the type of unity shown by members of the throughout the strike.
Earlier, while speaking, the State Chapter Chairman of the Union, Asanga Ebong, Esq. expressed gratitude to all members who stood by their cause and was visibly happy that the over 8 months strike has been suspended pending confirmatory actions by the State Government.
He chided the Government saying as far as he’s concerned, “The Cross River State Government is not functioning because, there are three arms of government and if one is not functioning, then, there is no way the others will. I appreciate the government for seeing the need for the judiciary to be autonomous”.
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