Court orders Kogi, others to release judiciary workers’ pay arrears

    Succor seems imminent for thousands of unpaid court workers in Kogi State as the National Industrial Court of Nigerian (NICN) in Abuja has ordered Governor Yahaya Bello and others to release forthwith funds due to the state’s judiciary, which were withheld since July 2018.

    Justice Edith Agbakoba, in a judgment, also ordered the state’s Chief Judge and other heads of courts in the state to immediately begin payment of salaries, allowances and emoluments owed to court workers on their receipt of funds from the executive arm of government.

    The judgment is on a suit filed by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) against the Kogi State governor and eight others.

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