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Friday, March 22, 2019

Obasanjo Earns N40,000 Salary As National Open University Lecturer

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is earning N40,000 annually as a supervisor at the National Open University of Nigeria, Abeokuta Study Centre, Ogun State, the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abdalla Adamu, disclosed on Tuesday.

The NOUN VC stated this at a press briefing in Abuja, noting that Obasanjo, a holder of PhD in Christian Theology, has two students in Theological Studies attached to him. The briefing was on the 8th convocation of NOUN, where 20,799 students will be awarded graduate and postgraduate degrees with 103 graduates finishing with first class honours. When asked how the former President was doing after being employed by the university in 2018, the VC said Obasanjo was given an office in Abeokuta and earned N40,000 yearly.
Adamu noted that the 20,799
students for convocation were divided into 15,642 for graduate degrees and 5,157 for postgraduate degrees.
The VC said, “He (Obasanjo) has two students attached to him in Theological Studies. We gave him an office in Abeokuta and the salary is N40,000 a year as a facilitator.
“The former President did his fieldwork in Borno State during the heat of the insurgency, going to collect and analyse data. We have another big fish that we have appointed as a facilitator and we will announce him when we have given him an appointment letter.

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Amos Fougah Ajamah

yes ooo... it is too embarrasing, 40k a year?😂😂😂
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Endy Edeson

@AMOS: I also think that NOUN VC use Obasanjo to brag about the school alot. So, he didn't know this N40,000 salary would annoy Obasanjo. Very embarrassing.
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Johnson Ahile

Obasanjo has not retired?

Isiaq Zakariyah

The issue is that, does NOUN operate lecturing system? Because what I know about NOUN is that they don't have lecturers but tutorial centers
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Chibuzo O. Anozie

Does he needs to be a lecturer?let them give that job to young Nigerian graduate.let go home
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Prince Raheem Samod Babatunde

What is our concern? How does it benefit the masses? What is he even teaching the students? How to steal? How to create chaos? Even if he is not earning anything, he has enough Nigeria's stolen wealth within his reach.
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Okwy Maria

Prof Abdalla Adamu - forever using President Obj to show case his useless & hopeless NOUN as a good institution of learning. Nigeria government and especially Universities and Higher Institutions Regulating Bodies needs to beam their torch lights on the activities of NOUN as a matter of urgency. Except the NOUN Institution was opened for business venture other than a centre for learning 😉😏.
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Ifeanyichukwu Quincy

How come He never Retires ...
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Robinson Emeke Ikebueze

National Open University of Nigeria, one of the legacies of PDP/Obasanjo administration. Kudos to Obj and the PDP. If some APC buffoons want to show how shallow and empty they are, they would say PDP did nothing for sixteen years. So far, we can not point to anything tangible that is beneficial to Nigerians that their "Mr integrity" and "kwarruption" fighter has done. This is four years into their administration, nothing to show for it other than doing things that are harmful and destructive to democracy.
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