The Parliamentary staff Association of Nigeria,PASAN the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria JUSUN have planed to embark on Nationwide protest on non-implementation of Financial Autonomy for the Legislature and Judiciary.
In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of PASAN ,Comrade Eyitope Ayodele, the decision was taken at a joint meeting held by PASAN and JUSUN on Friday, April 16 2021 in Abuja where it was observed to dismay how government has been foot dragging to implement section 121 (3) of Nigerian constitution, a document they took an oath to protect.
This particular section of the constitution direct any money outstanding in the consolidated Revenue Fund be paid directly to the account of the Legislature and Judiciary. The spirit of this provision is to deepen the nation’s democracy and discourage an arm of government to depend on another for funding which still subsist to date.
The delay in implementation led to the issuance of decision of Order 10 by President Mohammadu Buhari, yet the old order remained. PASAN and JUSUN has embarked on indefinite strike to coerce the relevant government official to implement section 121(3) of our dear constitution.
Both union has seen this deliberate action as non adherence to the rule of law, therefore, the leadership of the Unions, unanimously resolved that if there is no positive action for the implementation by the authorities on or before Mid-night of April 18 2021, the two Unions would not have any other option than to embark on joint Nationwide peaceful protest in the capital city of Abuja and 36 state capital.
I wish to reiterate that all hands must be on deck in order to carry out the task when the need arises.
Esteemed comrades, as the strike continues pls let us be resolute and committed to the struggle as the leadership of the Unions would not leave any stone unturn until Autonomy for the State Legislature and Judiciary is fully granted. No retreat! No surrender!