Borno Govt Queries College Provost for Suspending Students Who Refused To Welcome Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari


The suspension of some students of College of Nursing and Midwifery has gotten the attention of the state government.


It was gathered that some students were suspended by the school for failing to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari to the state.


According to AIT, the Borno Commissioner of Health and Human Services, Juliana Bitrus, on Friday, issued a query to the Provost of the school, Rukaiya Shettima Mustapha, for suspending some students.


The students were said to have been suspended after they failed to join their colleagues to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari, on June 17 when he visited Maiduguri.


A statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Borno Governor, Isa Gusau, said the commissioner, described the provost as being mischievous against the Borno State Government, because she acted on her own, without recourse to any official at her supervising ministry and any directives from anyone in the state government.


In the query dated June 25, the commissioner demanded that the provost responds within 48 hours, on why disciplinary action should not be meted against her.


The commissioner said, while Borno has about eight state-owned tertiary institutions, it was curious that only the College Of Nursing And Midwifery, that had students suspended.


The commissioner said, even though it is a normal practice that students join in welcoming visiting Presidents, it was voluntary.


The commissioner was concerned that the provost may have used the President’s visit to get at some students she may have had issues with.


The commissioner further said that, if any issue involving students was to be raised, how come it was not the Borno State University, which the President commissioned, or schools around projects commissioned by the President?


It would be recalled that the President was in Maiduguri for appraisal of the security situation, during which he commissioned the first phase of 10,000 houses he had approved for the resettlement of IDPs in Borno State.


Buhari who was widely welcomed by thousands of residents at all points of his visit, also commissioned seven out of the 556 capital projects executed by Governor Zulum in two years.


Stephen Emmanuel
Stephen Emmanuel


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