Saturday, 16 March 2013

My OGA at the top


Oga at the top
How well do you know your employers? How well can you talk about the organisation that pays your salary? You may have to burn the midnight candle to learn about it! Better still, if you want to become an instant celebrity, don’t bother to learn.
If in doubt, ask the Lagos State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Mr. Obafaiye Shem.
When Shem granted Lagos-based television station, Channels, an interview on Tuesday, he never envisaged that he would become a celebrity before the end of the one-hour breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily.
That appearance made him one of the most talked about guests on social media.
Shem was invited to speak on “Cash for job racketeering” and other employment irregularities that has rocked many ministries. During the interview, the commandant was asked to give the official website of the NSCDC.
He tried dribbling his way out of the question without success.
Here is the conversation that made Shem an instant celebrity.
What is the website of the NSCDC?
YES, we believe no, I cannot categorically tell you one now, because the one that we are going to…
Do you have multiple websites?

Wait, wait, the one we are going to make use of, I am not the one that will create it…..
See, the question is what is your website?
Wait…the one that we are going to make use of, is going to remain known by ‘my oga at the top’. Yes! I can’t announce one now and my oga says it’s another one we suppose to use.
Are you saying you have multiple websites?
We cannot have multiple websites, but the one that my oga…
No no no, it’s not the one for employment.
What is your website? The one you use normally your official website. When you want to know about NSCDC, what website do you go to?
If you want to know about the NSCDC as at now, ok, www.nscdc. So, that’s all.
www.nscdc  that’s it?
Meanwhile, the official website for the organisation is www.nscdc.gov.ng
 However, his blunder became the butt of jokes that were trending on the social network, Twitter, for the fourth day running on Friday.
In addition to the “Oga at the top” joke are customised T-shirts with the inscription, “My oga at the top”. There are numerous Blackberry display pictures with the same theme.
The latest is the song posted on YouTube by DJ Ziggy featuring NSCDC. The song had 23,220 hits as at Friday.

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