My Oga At The Top: A Nigerian Has Produced The Most Effective Laughter Pill Ever – By Wale Odunsi

The 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.

My oga at the top

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 environment.

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 his overall boss knows it.

I missed the programme 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 anger 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 was 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 Corps 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 manner.

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 ‘national insult’.

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!

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Twitter@WaleOdunsi

  1. Henry Reply

    Listen carefully to the guy, its ww.nscdc, not www .nscdc…

    See you at the top!

  2. sari Reply

    Wether ds guy made mistakes on ds post or not is not the issue… The fact still remains that baba Shem embarrassed himself on National TV… Like seriously, how could he not know his organization’s website?! its just wrong abeg!

  3. naijabeauty Reply

    The grammatical errors in this article are horrendous!!!!

  4. my name Reply

    Whoever posted this, whether you copied and pasted or you wrote it, whoever you are, YOU GOOFED too! “I missed the programed…” SMH!!!

  5. Omiyera damilola Reply

    Hmmmmm i cant help laughing…maybe it just skiped his mind at dat moment…

  6. Sunshine Reply

    Let’s treat this man with some understanding and empathy. The tension from appearing on a TV live programme is enough to cause anyone to forget even the best reharsed presentations. I have seen programmes where top government officials could not say the National Pledge or Anthem. I think we should direct our anger to in the right direction, against corrupt leaders and all the illegalities permeating the country

    • DERA Reply

      Well said Sunshine,you just used the right words,that we should direct our anger to corrupt leader and illegalities permeating the country which he is one of them,why should such a domes be occupying such position,while graduates are roaming the streets jobless. If we are bound to make our country a better place,no stone should be let unturned,at least this will make others tighten up their belts,knowing that they will be brought to book one day.

    • Jay jay Reply

      Not only him(NSDC boss), NNPC boss was also asked before the senate: How many liters of petrol is produced from one barrel of the crude oil you sent abroada? He messed up and said he will asked his second. (please someone should provide the video too) which the house abused him on AIT CHANNEL.

  7. wale babalola Reply

    sharpirrow lolzzzzzz

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