Rivers State Gov. Nyesom Wike says members of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria and Nigerian Bar Association have no reason to embark on Solidarity strike in the State.
Wike stated this in Port Harcourt on Monday while addressing members of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) who were on a solidarity protest with the striking Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) concerning financial autonomy for the Judiciary.
“My position concerning the JUSUN strike in Rivers State is simple. Rivers State has painstakingly implementing financial autonomy for the State’s Judiciary. We shouldn’t suffer solidarity strikes because other states are not implementing same.
“Non implementing states can be held to task but there is really no reason for a solidarity strike or protest in Rivers State, I used the opportunity to request for Rivers State’s JUSUN to call off the strike and open the courts in Rivers State.
“If another state is not implementing financial autonomy why should Rivers State suffer for it ? he queried