Lawyers to boycott court for 3 days over filling fees in Anambra

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Lawyers in Anambra State have threatened to boycott all courts from June 10 to June 12 over hike on filling fees in the state.

A statement signed by Paschal Ugwuanyi, chairman, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in the state, notes that committee of chairmen and secretaries reached the resolution recently at Nnewi.

They state that the state government has refused to take any actions against the hike on filing fees in the courts after their complaints.

“All lawyers shall boycott all courts in the state commencing from Monday, 10th day of June, 2019 to12th day of June, 2019. The said boycott shall act as a call on Anambra State government to come to the cries of the masses and take necessary actions in the overall interest of the masses.

“But failing which, further drastic measures shall be taken against the government of Anambra State,” they add.

They also call on the branch chairmen of all branches of NBA in the state to ensure that all lawyers comply with these resolutions.

Meanwhile, the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Awka, patients are suffering untold hardship over more than three weeks indefinite strike embarked upon by doctors of the hospital.

Members of Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of the hospital embarked on an indefinite strike on May 13 over what they called poor working conditions, while Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) commenced a seven-day warning strike on June 3 over the same demands.

MDCAN says it would embark on indefinite strike action by the third week of June if Anambra government failed to address their grievances, which bothered on general welfare and proper equipment for the hospital.

When BusinessDay visited the hospital on Friday, most patients in the wards had deserted the hospital, while … Read More...