judiciaryABUJA – The joint meeting for negotiations between the Federal Government, Chief Registrars of states’ judiciary and the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) on Tuesday ended unresolved.
The meeting was held at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) in Abuja, with all stakeholders present to deliberate and find the way forward.
The SGF, Anyim Pius Anyim, in his opening remarks had said the meeting was called to have a better understanding of the issue at hand.
He said the meeting was also to take necessary steps in finding solutions.
“FG is ready to comply with the judgment of the court, in line with the Constitution,’’ Anyim said, adding that the Federal Government was committed to the autonomy of the judiciary for the system to work.
He said however that the Federal Government could only help to ensure that state governments complied with the payment based on the availability of resources.
“The Federal Government, as a government, is committed to the autonomy of the judiciary.
“But we need to work together to bring a perfect working solution for everybody, because we do not want this strike to continue for too long.
“It will not be good if all the 36 states’ Chief Registrars come here and they won’t be able to have a workable solution.
“I want to appeal to you not to go back without finding a solution.
“This matter has dragged and we want everybody to come to an agreement for the interest of the system and I want your presence here (in Abuja) to make a difference,” Anyim said.
The meeting had on Monday ended with all eyes on the Chief Registrars.
This was on the basis of the Chief Registrars confirming if any state had complied with the court order, which will be the basis for the strike to be called off.