So the latest slang in the country now is #MyOgaAtTheTop all thanks to
NSCDC boss Shem! It’s good to know that we all have a reason to laugh
again, despite all the ills in Naija…so i stumbled on this article
below (by Wale Odunsi) and decided to share it with y’all…enjoy!
past few days, as always, have been filled with both fascinating and
controversial news usually discussed by the perpetually insomniac social
media audience. From the release of new songs/music videos to the
Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMCVA); from the most unfortunate
news that President Jona exonerated some rogues to the disheartening
report of the killing of seven hostages by Boko Haram re-loaded, Ansaru.
In one of my articles, I said that one thing which stimulates me
about Nigeria is that there are no dull moments; no day passes without
one funny episode or the other, be it in high offices or the immediate
Now onto the reason why we are here: Recently a guest on Channels
Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, embarrassed himself,
his career, his family, his friends, his agency and indeed the rest us.
Mr. Obafaiye Shem is the Lagos State Commandant of the Nigerian
Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC). Naturally, one would have
thought that a man holding such status would be brilliant and have an
in-depth knowledge of where he gets his daily bread. I was wrong as our
dear Shem could not “categorically” tell the official website of the
NSCDC because only is overall boss knows it.
I missed the programmed where bros goofed, so the first time I saw
the phrase “My Oga at the top” trending on twitter, I thought it was a
new slang. However, careful surf through the conversation dazed me.
Don’t even try to envision my upset when I watched the video.
Honestly, it is sad and shameful that a top echelon in the
para-military messed up that much. If he is unable to provide a simple
thing as an address on the internet, how did he attain his current
locus? What criteria were used in the promotion exercise – if there was
any at all? We should ask questions; many of his kind are holding
positions of authority, blowing sirens up and down with empty brains.
More worrisome is that the official was invited to speak on the job
racketeering in Ministries, Department and Agencies. Who knows, he may
have been smuggled into the Corp via the back door or by a special list
as habitual. I suggest his employment and all others must be probed. It
is good that this problem has come up albeit in the most hilarious
Public and civil officials should know that ours is a clime where the
people do not forget stupidity in a hurry and just like the Boys’
Scout, they should always be prepared.
My hope is that the revered “Oga at the top” will not ridicule
himself when the searchlight beams on him. As it is stands now, the “Oga
at the bottom” fumbled a trillion fold, oh he really did. His time in
service should be over soon but since this is Naija, he may get promoted
and subsequently become the Commandant General of NSCDC. When that
happens, I will personally sue the government in power on the grounds of
On a lighter note, I appreciate his blunder. Whenever I wish to laugh
plentifully, I simply play back the video which I already saved. In
effect, I am considering burning the audiovisual in a disk and then
conceal in my bank.
Meanwhile: “Okay, If you want to know about NSCDC as at now; Okay www.nscdc (*mute*)…Yes, so (*coughs*)…daz all” – Lwkmd!