Former President Olusegun Obasanjo earns N40,000 annually as a supervisor at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Abeokuta Study Centre, Ogun State, Professor Abdalla Adamu, the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, disclosed on Tuesday.
He said while addressing journalists at a press briefing in Abuja, on the 8th convocation of the institution.
According to Adamu, Obasanjo, who is a Ph.D. holder in Christian Theology, has two students in Theological Studies attached to him.
He said 20,799 students would be awarded graduate and postgraduate degrees, with 103 graduates finishing with first class honours.
When asked about the former President's performance after being employed by the university in 2018, the VC said Obasanjo collated and analyzed in Borno during his research work and now had an office in Abeokuta and earned N40,000 yearly.
Adamu also disclosed that the 20,799 students for convocation were divided into 15,642 for graduate degrees and 5,157 for postgraduate degrees.
His words: “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."