Obasanjo speaks on report of receiving salary as NOUN facilitator

– Chief Olusegun Obasanjo said he has not received any
salary from NOUN
– The former president described the claim that he
receives payment as embarrassing
– Obasanjo demanded apology from the vice chancellor
of the institution
Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has denied report
that he receives an annual payment as facilitator of the National
Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
Premium Times reports that the former president in a statement
by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Wednesday, March 20
reacted to the claim made by the Vice-Chancellor of the
university, Abdalla Adamu who had said Obasanjo receives
“N40,000 annually as an allowance for being a facilitator of the
university.”
Akinyemi in the statement said: “Ordinarily, this will have been
unnecessary exercise, if it has been the usual shenanigans of the
media to sell their newspapers. But, the very clear quotation of
the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abdalla Adam, on the headline made
this clarification imperative and to set the records straight on His
Excellency’s engagement with the University
“In putting the records in right perspective, His Excellency wishes
to draw the attention of the Vice-Chancellor to his letter dated 12
April 2018, which was written to the University Registrar, Mr. Felix
Edoka, when the Council offered him a Part-Time appointment as
an Instructional/Tutorial Facilitator and Project Supervisor in the
Faculty of Arts at the Abeokuta Study Centre.”
Obasanjo noted that in his letter, he noted that:: “I will gladly
undertake any of the functions mentioned in paragraph two of
your letter pro bono and I hope that the functions will be flexible
enough to accommodate my rather tight schedule.”
The former president said the statement attributed to the vice
chancellor was embarrassing to him “having generated mixed
reactions across the globe, hence, the need for the Vice-
Chancellor to retract the statement and tender an apology.
“The publication, which has generated mixed reactions from the
general public and calls from far and near on the Elder statesman
expressing concern, is, to say the least, embarrassing,
uncharitable, mischievous and in bad taste, with immediate
demand for a retraction and apology from the Office of the Vice-
Chancellor.”, Obasanjo speaks on report of receiving salary as NOUN facilitator, Wapdite