Warri -The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Warri branch in Delta has called on the striking Judiciary Staff in Delta to consider the sufferings of the people awaiting trial and call off the strike.

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, Delta Chapter, embarked on strike two weeks ago, agitating for an improved condition of service.

The action, which paralysed activities in courts, prompted the intervention of the Warri branch of NBA that issued a statement in Warri calling on the workers to save the judicial system.

In the statement signed by Chairman, Mr Gweke Akudihor, and the Publicity Secretary, Francis Okala, the NBA said that accused persons were languishing in police cell and prison custody without access to justice.

It said that the situation, if allowed to continue, could culminate in the breakdown of law and order and the introduction of anarchy.

The association blamed the striking union for being hasty in embarking on strike, and said that it did not exhaust all mechanism for resolution of trade disputes as provided by the law.

It also described as unfortunate the state government’s posture in the matter, as it did not show understanding and responsibility to the union’s agitation.


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