Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that if the state chapter of Judiciary Employees Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) fails to drop its strike on the month finish, the state authorities may have no possibility however invoke the no-work-no-pay coverage.
He mentioned there was no justification for JUSUN to have joined the nationwide strike as the problems didn’t apply to the state the place the judiciary had been granted monetary autonomy and considerably improved the welfare of workers members.
Governor Wike said this, yesterday, in his speech on the particular court docket session in honour of the retiring Chief Choose of Rivers State, Hon. Justice Adama Iyayi-Lamikanra in Port Harcourt.
In an announcement issued by his Particular Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, the governor mentioned the state authorities was not unaware of the settlement reached among the many Federal Authorities, the Governors Discussion board and JUSUN on monetary autonomy for the judiciary and legislature within the nation.
“We neither arrange any new implementation committee as a result of it’s merely pointless, nor permit the state’s judiciary to submit its funds on to the Home of Meeting in breach of extant fiscal insurance policies and laws of the budgeting course of,” he mentioned.
Governor chided the Nigeria Bar Affiliation (NBA) for instigating what he described as “pointless pressure within the state over the appointment of a Chief Choose.”
He additionally critised the Worldwide Federation of Girls Legal professionals (FIDA) for advocating gender equality as a result of the Nationwide Judicial Council (NJC) didn’t suggest a girl as successor to Iyayi-Lamikanra.
Wike maintained that within the appointment of an Appearing Chief Choose, essentially the most senior choose within the hierarchy was an absolute situation, however that was not the identical within the appointment of a substantive chief choose.
Talking, Iyayi-Lamikanra, identified that she can be grateful to Wike, who by sheer dedication, ensured that she emerged because the eighth Chief Choose of the state regardless that she was a non-indigene.
“Not standing on ceremonies and placing apart all sentiments and prejudices which have hobbled this in any other case nice nation of our since its founding. His Excellency, as if in opposition to the run of play, appointed me the Chief Choose on eighth day of March, 2016, making me the second non-Rivers indigene.”
She described the JUSUN strike as pointless as a result of the State judiciary is at present having fun with full monetary autonomy. She urged the hanging staff to name off the strike within the curiosity of dispensation of justice.
Rivers state Legal professional Normal and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor recommended Justice Iyayi-Lamikanra for creating a singular type of saving valuable judicial time that ensured speedy dedication of causes and issues earlier than her.
On his half, former President of NBA, Onueze C. J. Okocha (SAN), mentioned Justice Iyayi-Lamikanra’s judicial profession was unblemished and recommended her for digitising the state’s judiciary.