A student of the College of Nursing and Midwifery, Maiduguri has been suspended by the institution for failing to greet President Muhammadu Buhari during his one-day working visit to Borno State last week.
Mr Buhari had last Thursday visited Borno State in the wake of insurgency rocking the North-East region.
On his arrival at the airport in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, the state governor Babagana Zulum and other top government officials came out to receive the President.
Students were also lined up for the welcoming ceremony as they joined military and paramilitary officers to welcome the president at the Operation Hadin Kai headquarters.
However, in a suspension notice signed by the provost of the institution, Rukaiya Shettima, and seen by Peoples Gazette on Thursday, the institution explained that it suspended the student for disobeying an executive order to welcome the president during his visit last week.
The student who was suspended on Monday, June 21 was asked to report back at the college on June 28 2021 with parents or guardian for the suspension to be lifted.
“You are hereby suspended from the college for one week with effect from today 21st of June 2021 for disobedience of executive order to welcome the President of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari GCFR, GCON (on 17th of June 2021),” the suspension notice read.
State clampdown on the freedom and rights of students have become rife under the Buhari regime.