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July 14, 2018

OBJ on his first day as lecturer

OBJ on his first day as lecturer

SOUTH SUDAN, Juba : The African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan (AUCISS), led by former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo (C), arrives in the South Sudanese capital Juba on April 24, 2014 for the start of its first field mission to the country that has been mired in conflict since December. The visit comes as fresh fighting and violence against civilians are reported in South Sudan. AFP PHOTO

By Fred Iwenjora

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo continues to amaze Nigerians with his actions and quotes that no one is in doubt of his being a “strongman” and a newsmaker at all times.

Apart from his numerous books which leave him on a class of his own as one of the most prolific authors in the league of Nigerian presidents, his latest activity in the acquisition of a PhD in Theology from National Open University of Nigeria and subsequently being appointed a lecturer/ facilitator in the same department still stuns Nigerians who may be wondering how he creates time to travel around the globe to meet up his various obligations.  And they are quite numerous.

Now let us tell you what he did on his first day as lecturer.

OBJ as we love to call him first was conducted round the Abeokuta study center by the Head of the center, Prof Ibrahim Salawu,. He was also shown his office accommodation before meeting with his two final year students of theology Elijah Egehedi-Oke and Toriola Abigael whose projects he is to supervise.

OBJ who was appointed facilitator by NOUN Vice Chancellor Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu far back in January after he picked up his Doctoral degree was said to have read through their proposals and abstract as they scheduled another meeting.

A facilitator in National Open University is a part-time academic coordinator and supervisor for students in the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system.