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The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Anambra State, Anali Chude, has pledged the state government’s commitment to comply with the January 13, 2014 judgment granting autonomy to the Judiciary.
Mr.  Chude made the pledge in an interview with newsmen in Awka.
He said the state Governor, Willie Obiano, had already set up a four-member panel headed by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke, to look into the matter.
According to him, “The state government has no problem with the judgment of the court and takes the Rule of Law seriously.
“We are assuring the people of the state that the three-month old strike embarked upon by the state chapter of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) will soon end.
“The governor had indicated his willingness to comply depending on the resources available,” Chude said.
According to him, the panel had already come out with a draft on its proposal which will soon be made known to JUSUN executive.
The attorney-general observed that the state had hitherto been complying with the judgment, saying, “it is just for government to restructure the procedure for the release of Judiciary allocation.”
Meanwhile, the state Chairman of JUSUN, Mr. Mark Ifezue, who is also South-East Vice chairman of the union, has said that the union will not suspend its strike if government fails to obey the judgment.
Ifezue said the strike which commenced on January 2 nationwide had since been suspended in about 14 states of the country.
“Unfortunately in Anambra, the state government has not shown seriousness and eagerness to resolve the crisis.
“If the state government accepts today to obey the judgment of the Federal High Court, we will suspend our strike,” the chairman pledged.



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