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Reasons Why “My Oga At The Top” Jokes Must Stop

744629395When a certain Nigeria Civil Defence Corp bigwig appeared on Channels
Television some days back, a tsunami of various kind of jokes swept the
entire airwaves and social media on how the guess kept on referring to
his boss several times as “my oga at the top” and how the man basically
doesn’t know his organizations website address.
People of all ages
and class had various Display Pictures on their Blackberry Phones,
Twitter, Facebook and other social networking websites.
The mistake we all are making
is we aren’t concerned if the man was able to give substantial answers
to vital questions thrown to him, example is clearing the air of the
allegations made by the public that the agency is deep into job
racketing.

If after posting dehumanizing jokes, graphical
and video image on the man from National Civil Defence Corp it doesn’t
still bring about accountability and transparency in the agency, then
who is now the big fool? Is it the Man who kept praising “his oga at the
top” while still getting kick backs from job racketing and other
corruption based practices or the masses who were once making jest of
the officer and are still jobless and with no hope of getting a job.
Nigerians should also realize they are doing the Officer more good than
harm. Nigeria is a nation operated and governed on the basis of
sentiments. Once you superior sees you as someone who is loyal and cool
headed, they overlook your very great flaws which may include ignorance,
corruption and even sluggishness.
A man who came on National
Television to keep showring praises at “his oga at the top” even while
being made to look silly is no where a fool. He understand the “Laws Of
Power” as well as the Nigerian Hirachy rules and regulations and his
acting according to the script perfectly. No one should be surprised if
within a few months, this man that is being made jest of today for his
ignorance is promoted severally even before his promotion is due.

The current president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan is a typical example
of someone who understands the Nigeria Policy. When his former boss and
Governor of Bayelsa was facing allegations of money laundry and
embezzlement by the EFCC and Bayelsa State. House Of Assembly, all
indications were obvious of his boss impeachment and Jonathan rising to
the number one seat of his state as Governor, he (Jonathan) was never in
a hurry to take over power. He praised his former boss even after he
became governor. Same scenario took place a few years later only this
time he assumed the president of Nigeria. Yet with all the many flaws of
Jonathan and his government today, never has once Jonathan come out to
run down the late President Umar Yaradua or his policies while in power.
There are rules in leadership and followership and the number one binding rule is Loyalty.
For those mocking this man about not knowing his organization’s website
address, even though it won’t stand as an excuse not to know it, do
this people also realize that more than 95% of our present Bank CEO’s do
not also know their bank’s website or slogan. Most Nigerian Senators,
Honorable members, Ministers and Governors can’t recite Nigeria’s
National Pledge not to talk of the Anthem.
Let’s start tackling more
inportant issues and look for solutions rather than being engrossed in
irrelevant and non beneficial discussions.
I totally and wholeheartedly support the article….do you?

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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News.She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books.Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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