The Borno State authorities has issued a question to the provost, College of Nursing and Midwifery, Rukaiya Shettima Mustapha, for suspending some college students underneath the declare that they failed to affix others, in welcoming President Muhammadu Buhari on June 17 in Maiduguri.
SaharaReporters had on Thursday 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).
“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 had learn.
Reacting in a press release obtained by SaharaReporters on Friday, the state Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Juliana Bitrus described the provost of the establishment as being mischievous in opposition to the federal government.
Bitrus added that Rukaiya acted on her personal, with out recourse to any official at her supervising ministry and any directives from anybody within the authorities.
In the question with reference quantity MOH/PER/752 V.I and dated June 25, the commissioner demanded that the provost responds inside 48 hours, to advance compelling the explanation why disciplinary motion shouldn’t be meted out to her.
She stated whereas Borno has about eight state-owned tertiary establishments, it was curious that it was solely on the school of nursing and Midwifery that college students had been suspended, together with with signed letters addressed to them, in an obvious effort to embarrass the state authorities.
The commissioner stated though it’s a regular apply for college kids to affix in welcoming visiting Presidents throughout Nigeria, such acts are voluntary.
Bitrus noticed that in any case, the coed inhabitants is much lesser than the variety of residents who trooped out to welcome the President from throughout Maiduguri.
The commissioner stated the ministry was shocked to listen to in regards to the motion taken by the provost, and therefore took time to analyze and ensure the act earlier than issuing its question.
The commissioner expressed concern that the provost might have merely used the president’s go to to get at some college students she might need had issues with.
Bitrus famous that Heads of States and Presidents have been visiting Borno since 1976, and college students be a part of different residents in welcoming them, however that nobody ever expects one hundred pc compliance in any public mobilisation.
She requested why it was not the Borno State University, which Buhari inaugurated that raised such a difficulty.
SaharaReporters had earlier reported that the administration of the College of Nursing and Midwifery lifted the suspension on the scholars who allegedly refused to welcome President Buhari when he visited the state on June 17.
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 stated.