Confusion on Wednesday in Ibadan trailed the suspension of the industrial action embarked upon by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).
Investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) revealed that federal courts in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, were yet to witness the usual activities associated with courts in session.
A NAN correspondent, who visited the premises of the Federal High Court, Court of Appeal and National Industrial Court, reports that the gates of the premises were no longer under lock and key.
Some of the workers were, however, not in their offices while others were sighted discussing the development in groups.
A worker at the Federal High Court, who pleaded anonymity, said: “We heard the news of the suspension on the radio this morning, but we cannot ascertain the claim.”
A Deputy Chief Registrar at the court, Mr. Abdulfatah Tahir, said that he reported to the office as a management staff.
“There are only a handful of the workers around, but I can categorically tell you that we are yet to receive any official statement about the suspension of the strike.
“I have some daily newspapers before me and none of them has the news of the suspension,” Tahir said.
The Oyo State Chairman of JUSUN, Mr. Ademola Ayoade, told NAN that the strike had been suspended.
“Stakeholders have met and had given government five months to come up with a working time-table for the implementation of the salary structure,” he said.
NAN recalls that JUSUN went on strike on Monday in protest at the non-implementation of the Consolidated Judiciary Salary Structure.