The Osun State chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has taken a decisive stance by picketing the office of the State Chief Justice, Justice Oyebola Adepele Ojo.
This move, as reported by DAILY POST, is an act of solidarity with certain JUSUN members who, according to the union, have been subjected to various forms of persecution under the embattled Chief Judge.
Chairman of Osun JUSUN, Oluwagbemiga Olakunle Eludire, addressed journalists on Monday at the premises of the Osun State High Court, which houses the office of the Chief Judge.
Eludire clarified that their actions were distinct from any issues with the state government, stating, "We demanded from Justice Ojo why our wardrobe allowance from 2021 till date has not been released despite funding by the state government."
The union expressed concern about the non-utilization of government-approved funds for promotion and advancement within the judiciary.
Eludire questioned the deviation from government directives, saying, "We want to know why the government directive on promotion and advancement made available by the Osun government was not used for the purpose approved for."
Highlighting further issues, Eludire raised the matter of alleged unjust suspensions within the JUSUN ranks, emphasizing, "We want to know why notable JUSUN members were unlawfully suspended without proper investigation against public service rules."
He concluded by affirming the union's unwavering stance: "We will not back down until appropriate action is taken on the matter." This protest underscores the complex relationship between the judiciary and the union, bringing to light specific concerns that Osun JUSUN is determined to address through its current course of action.