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Court Activities Resume in Osun State Following Two-Day Labour Strike

Court Activities Resume in Osun State Following Two-Day Labour Strike

After the nationwide two-day strike by the organised labour, court activities have resumed in full swing at the Osun Magistrates’ and High Courts premises.

Observations on Thursday revealed judiciary workers carrying out their official duties, with lawyers and litigants entering the court premises at Oke-Fia, Osogbo.

Several courtrooms were open, with Court Clerks present and waiting for Judges and Magistrates to commence the day’s proceedings.

Legal practitioner Jimmy Jones commended the organised labour for calling off the strike and emphasized the importance of continued dialogue between the Federal Government and organised labour to establish clear goals for the betterment of Nigerian workers and citizens.

Jones stated that the strike demonstrated that organised labour cannot be taken for granted, despite the harassment and mistreatment faced by the President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, in Imo State.

He urged all levels of government to ensure that such incidents do not recur when organised labour stages protests in the future.

Another legal practitioner, Adegbemisola Ajayi, called for a thorough investigation into the assault on Joe Ajaero to ensure that those responsible are arrested, prosecuted, and sentenced.

Ajayi stressed that every Nigerian has the fundamental right to protest in accordance with the law without breaching public peace.

She called on the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, to ensure that the agreement reached with the organised labour is upheld to prevent similar incidents from happening again.

Following the strike, commercial activities in the state, particularly in the capital city of Osogbo, have resumed, with workers returning to their respective workplaces.

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