ABUJA – Barely five days since the FCT chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) joined the nationwide strike, Nigerians have started to feel its negative impact.
A visit by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent to Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates’ and High Court on Monday revealed that many Nigerians were adversely affected by the strike.
Most of those who spoke with NAN called on government to dialogue with the union.
Mrs Funke Omojola, a Nurse, who was preparing to travel to Switzerland, told NAN that she was in court to swear to an affidavit to facilitate her travelling.
“The situation I am seeing here is not acceptable; I came here to swear to an affidavit to attach to my travelling document before my trip next week Tuesday.
“This strike might delay my journey to Switzerland because I have to do the affidavit to attach to my document before travelling,’’ she stressed.
Mr Ayodeji Akande, a litigant, said he was in court for the ruling of his matter involving two young Nigerians who robbed him of his properties in his office.
According to him, the court is supposed to be the hope of the poor masses, stressing that the hope was being dashed because of the strike. [eap_ad_2] He called on the concerned parties to take a second look at the situation and find a lasting solution to the strike.
Mr Uchenna Aghadiuno, a lawyer, called on government to dialogue with the union in order not to prolong cases pending in the courts.
He told NAN that judgment was supposed to be delivered on his matter which was no longer possible because of the strike.
Another lawyer, Mr Bako Gregory, who also spoke to NAN, said that the strike was devastating for lawyers and their clients.
Gregory said that the striking union could not be set aside as its reason for the strike was genuine.
“Those that are embarking on the strike have a genuine reason. I don’t think it is too late for their demands to be considered by the appropriate authority,’’ he said.
Mrs Blessing Michael, an applicant, said that she was in the court to obtain an affidavit, one of the documents required by the employment agency.
According to her, the possibility of securing the job is greatly dependent on getting the affidavit on time.
Michael called on government to try and meet the demands of the union. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]