Why I Don’t Want To Be Called ‘Dr Obasanjo’ – OBJ


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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that he would not want to be addressed as “Dr Obasanjo” despite bagging a PhD in Christian Theology from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) on Saturday.

He said he would rather continue to be addressed as ‘Chief Obasanjo’.

Explaining to Premium Times why he would not want to be called ‘Dr’, he said, “I think I prefer to remain as ‘Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’ to avoid confusion. My first son, Olusegun Obasanjo, holds a Ph.D in Architecture. So when you say Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo, you might be referring to me or to him.

“But that my son is not yet a chief, so I am higher than him in that. If you say ‘Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’ there is no question who you are referring to. That is me, and not my son.

“There are those saying I should now be called ‘Chief Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo’. Me, I don’t know about that o. As far as I am concerned, that is too complicated.”

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