The Kogi State section of the Nigerian Judicial Staff Union (JUSUN) has dragged the governor. Yahaya Bello, Chief Justice (Chief Justice) Nasir Ajanah, Judge, and seven others before the National Labor Court, sitting in Lokoja.
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) announced that JUSUN had filed a lawsuit for violation of the Constitution and non-payment of funds transferred to the state judiciary, resulting in eight months of salary and salary arrears. strikes.
In the subpoena filed in court by Chief Justice Moses Enwere, JUSUN’s lawyer, on Tuesday in Lokoja, the union said it had been sued as a last resort.
He has made every effort to make the necessary progress, which he has been engaged since December 2018.
Other advocates in the case are included; the Attorney General of the State, the Financial Commissioner, the Accountant General, the Auditor General, the Grand Khadi, the President of the Customs Appeals Court and the Judicial Commission of the State (JSC).
The union posed three fundamental questions among others for the determination of the court.
They included: “If the Kogi state judiciary is not entitled to, from, to certain amounts in the state treasury?
Special Provisions Relating to the Judiciary Law No. 6 of 1991: Is the Debt Owed to the Heads of Courts Under Section 231 (3) of the 1999 Constitution (as Amended) and the Act Article 5 of the public finances of the State of Kogi?
“That the governor and his attorneys join the case with the power or the right to withhold funds from the judiciary and the failure to pay the monthly salaries, allowances and emoluments of judicial personnel.
Can the executive impose conditions such as the selection of personnel, the entry of personnel data, the payment of a payment or any other condition precedent to the release of funds without respecting the doctrine of separation of powers, provided by the constitution of Kogi? State Finance Act? & # 39; & # 39;
The JSC pays the salaries and other emoluments of judicial personnel without reference or approval of the commission.
In addition, the Chief Justice and other court officials had received some subsidy since July 1, 2018, and refused to pay staff salaries and emoluments.
JUSUN, Kogi State, Kogi State, Judicial Power of the Treasury, is a courtesy commission.
It is therefore urged that the lawyer and the lawyer are not responsible for the financial consequences of the crime and that their persistent refusal to pay such funds is unconstitutional, illegal, ultra vires, false, null and void ; and without effect.
The three years and the JSC.
JUSUN therefore urged the court to prevent the executive from “taking measures that tend to usurp the powers of the JSC with respect to the payment of emoluments and the discipline of judicial personnel”.
Emanuel Waniko, president of JUSUN in the state, NAN, indicates that the affidavit of the 21st paragraph filed by Mr. Emmanuel Waniko.
Waniko had stated that he could no longer afford to go to work and would not credit them.
The court has not yet given a date for the hearing in the case.