Court stops Ganduje from deducting judiciary workers’ salaries

Court stops Ganduje from deducting judiciary workers’ salaries
Published January 8, 2021
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje
Tukur Muntari , Kano
A High Court in Kano on Thursday stopped Governor Abdullahi Ganduje from further deductions of the salaries of judiciary workers in the state .
Justice Usman Na’ abba gave the order following an exparte motion filed before the court by the workers under the aegis of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria , Kano State chapter.
The plaintiffs in the suit through its counsel , F . I. Umar , joined the Kano State governor , Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice , Commissioner for Finance , Head of Service and Accountant General as defendants .
They urged the court to restrain the defendants from further deductions of their salaries.
Justice Na ’abba , in an interim order , granted the plaintiffs prayers by restraining the defendants from further actions pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice .
The judge further directed the defendants or their agents to comply with the agreement dated December 19 , 2019 , entered into between Kano State Government and Joint Public Service Negotiating Council by paying JUSUN members their full salaries under Consolidated Judicial Staff Salary Structure .
He then adjourned the case till January 28 , 2021 .

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