The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (NJC) on yesterday, Wednesday suspended its two months nationwide strike which paralysed activities in the courts.
Members of the union had embarked on the strike on April 6 to press home their demand for the financial autonomy of the judiciary.
The 64-day-old strike is the longest industrial action the Nigerian judiciary, as a whole, has ever seen. The closest to it which members of the union embarked on in January 2015 for the same reason only lasted for two weeks.
JUSUN took the decision suspending the strike at a meeting of its National Executive Committee (NEC) in Abuja on Wednesday.
The union announced the suspension of the strike in a communique issued at the end of the NEC meeting on Wednesday.
It cited the intervention of the National Judicial Council (NJC) and other stakeholders in reaching the decision to suspend the strike.
JUSUN had convened the NEC meeting following an appeal by the National Judicial Council (NJC) to the union to call off the nationwide strike in the interest of the nation.
The NJC led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammed, had made the appeal to the union at a meeting earlier on Tuesday.