Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied being paid N40,000 as a lecturer on the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
A nationwide newspaper (not The Guardian) has reported that Obasanjo receives the mentioned quantity as month-to-month salaries for his service as a lecturer.
But a statement yesterday by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, in Abeokuta, mentioned: “Ordinarily, this may have been an pointless train if it has been the same old shenanigans of the media to promote their newspapers, however the very clear citation of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Adam, on the headline made this clarification crucial and to set the data straight on His Excellency’s engagement with the college.
“In placing the data in proper perspective, His Excellency needs to attract the eye of the vice chancellor to his letter dated April 12, 2018, which was written to the college’s Registrar, Mr. Felix Edoka, when the Council provided him a part-time appointment as an Instructional/Tutorial Facilitator and Project Supervisor within the Faculty of Arts on the Abeokuta Study Centre.
“The former President affirmed that he has not received any dime either as salaries or otherwise from the university and not planning for such now or forever, as stated in his letter that the appointment was received with “pleasure and duty to give back to others out of what God and NOUN have given me.”