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 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.
Prof Abdalla Adamu was speaking 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.
He said that Obasanjo was employed by the university in 2018 and given an office in Abeokuta where he earned N40,000 yearly.
According to Adamu, there are 20,799 students for convocation, including 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.
“The 20,799 students for convocation are the highest in our history and the highest single graduation of students in a year in Nigeria.”