The National Council of the Judiciary (NJC) has recommended that judicial workers in the state of Kogi comply with the payment of the table and the data collection exercise adopted by the government of the Yahaya Bello government and by workers organized in the state.
This was the result of a closed-door meeting of a high-powered NJC delegation with Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello, some of his assistants and a judicial team led by the besieged chief judge in the governor’s office. .
After informing the reporters after the meeting, the governor’s Director General, Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, said that the parties have moved towards rapid problem resolution.
He revealed that the meeting recommended that judicial workers participate in the biometric exercise and receive their pay slips.
He said: “The meeting was very fruitful. The governor of the state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, was present at the meeting. The head of state justice, judge Nasir Ajana, was present and the NJC delegation led by the former President of the Court of Appeal, the Honorable Judge Umaru Abdullahi.
“The parties presented their cases separately, after which the NJC delegation recommended that everyone should strengthen their swords and jointly make the payment of the table and biometric capture to allow judicial staff to access their salaries, which is It has been hanging since the confrontation began. The lords of the law have noted that the exercise does not interfere with the autonomy of the judiciary “.
Fanwo stressed that the exercise is harmless and can only be feared by those who have something to hide, ensuring that the real workers in the judiciary who have suffered needlessly seize the opportunity.
He also revealed that some members of the delegation confirmed during the meeting that, even as judges, they participated in similar exercises in their states.
Fanwo concluded by assuring judicial workers that Governor Yahaya Bello was satisfied with the outcome of the meeting, as it would allow his administration to pay the salaries available to its workers in the judicial system.
It is recalled that the Union of Nigerian Judicial Personnel (JUSUN) had undertaken an indefinite strike in the State on the issue that left its members unpaid for a few months.
He assured JUSUN that as soon as the strike was suspended and the payroll of the judicial system was made available to the government, the exercise would have been carried out and payments would have been made.