The Student Union Government of the Obafemi Awolowo University have thrown the school into chaos. The SUG of OAU budgeted N1, 837, 550 just for making calls from January to August, 2015.
In an ugly story of inflated budgeting and embezzlement, Punch reports that this cost does not cover internet subscription or SMS. There seem to have been a separate budget for that.
This is also exclusive of purchase of new phones for the leadership of the Central Executive Council and Students’ Representative Council (which had its separate budget), but ONLY for making phone calls.
The OAU student union leaders, who in totality budgeted N26, 090, 469 for their various needs, are said to be expecting an income of about N15m.
Students of the university have reportedly protested the alarming figures being bandied about by the union leaders.