The management of Borno State College of Nursing and Midwifery has reportedly suspended about 30 students for refusing to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari when he visited the state on June 17.
According to SaharaReporters, a letter of suspension from the college issued to one of the students, showed that they were suspended for one week from June 21 to 28, over their action.
“You are hereby suspended from the college for one week with effect from today 21st June 2021 for disobedience of executive order to welcome the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, GCON (on the 17th of June 2021),” the letter reads.
“You are expected to report back to college on the 28th of June 2021 along with your parent or guardian.”
The publication added that a staff of the school confirmed that about 30 students were affected.
“Thirty of the students were suspended, not one. I don’t know when it now became compulsory to go and greet the President in the sun. Even we staff members were forced to go and welcome him,” he was quoted as saying.
After Buhari’s visit, the state governor, Babagana Zulum was accused of paying N350 million to mobilise a crowd to welcome the President to the state.
Buhari had visited Borno to commission some completed some projects by the state and federal governments.
The President also encouraged troops fighting insurgency not to relent in their effort to keep the country safe.