By Wole Mosadomi
Minna—Association of Magistrates and Sharia Court Judges has given Niger State government a 21-day ultimatum to address the problem of poor welfare of their members or face an industrial action.
Their decision was contained in a letter sent through chairman of Niger State Judicial Service Commission to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello.
The letter, dated March 1, 2018, and jointly signed by Gimba Gabi Chairman, Magistrates Association of Nigeria, and Muhammad Dalibi Chairman Sharia Judges Association Niger state was entitled “Letter of Resolution of the Congresses of Magistrates and Sharia Judges of Niger State.”
According to the letter, the association gave the state government between March 5 and Sunday, March 25, 2018, to address the seven-point demand or face industrial action at the expiration of the ultimatum.
Their demands include provision of armed security personnel to magistrates and Sharia judges at various courts and residences and also provision of official vehicles to the relevant judicial officers to assist them in the discharge of their official functions.