The administration of the Borno State College of Nursing and Midwifery has lifted the suspension on college students who allegedly refused to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari when he visited the state on June 17.
SaharaReporters had reported how about 30 college students of the establishment had been suspended for one week from June 21 to June 28 for failing to welcome the President.
They had been additionally requested to report again to the faculty together with their mother and father or guardians.
“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),” a letter of suspension from the faculty to one of many college students, learn.
“You are expected to report back to college on the 28th of June 2021 along with your parent or guardian,” the letter issued to the affected college students learn.
A workers member of the establishment confirmed to SaharaReporters on Friday that the scholars have been recalled.
“Thank you so much SaharaReporters; the issue has been resolved. A stakeholders’ meeting was called and the suspension was cancelled.
“In fact, the governor (Babagana Zulum) was very angry because he wasn’t aware of such thing. He called the provost and ordered him to recall the students,” the supply mentioned.
SaharaReporters had reported that there have been fears forward of the President’s go to that he can be greeted by protesters or booed due to the insecurity within the state.
“It cost Zulum N350 million to mobilise the crowd they touted as Buhari’s supporters,” a supply in Borno State authorities had instructed SaharaReporters.
“When President Buhari visited Lagos last week, they had to fly him over the city in a chopper because of a hostile crowd,” one other supply had added.
Governor Zulum had earlier urged residents to point out appreciation to President Buhari throughout his go to.
The governor in a statewide broadcast on Tuesday gave the reason why the individuals of the state ought to honour the President when he arrived in Maiduguri.
Borno is the epicentre of insurgency struggle in Nigeria.
The state has been on the finish of incessant lethal assaults by terrorist teams–Boko Haram and the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), and lots of residents have grown pissed off with the Buhari authorities.
Ahead of his election in 2015, Buhari promised to defeat Boko Haram however six years into his authorities, that promise has not been fulfilled.
In February 2020, residents of the state booed the President as his convoy drove in and when it was leaving Maiduguri, Borno State, throughout a condolence go to.
The residents had been heard shouting in Hausa: “Bama so, ka samu a kunya,” that means: “We don’t want you, because you have disappointed us.”
Buhari, throughout his latest go to to Borno, nevertheless, mentioned he was dedicated to serving Nigerians on account of the love proven to him.