New Oga at the Top: As NSCDC Replaces Obafaiye Shem as Lagos Commandant

After several weeks of speculations the man who popularised the “My Oga at the Top” internet craze Mr Obafaiye Shem has been replaced as Lagos State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Mr Shem was replaced by Mr. Adesuyi Clement from Oyo State Command. The Commandant General of the NSCDC Dr. Olu Abolurin who was in Lagos over reports of altercation between his men and the men of the Nigerian police introduced the new Lagos Commandant to newsmen but did not give any reason for the replacement.

Shem’s travail started when he appeared on Channels Television morning programme ‘Sunrise’ and was asked to provide the address of the NSCDC website to enable members of the public access accurate information about the activities of the NSCDC and avoid falling victim to employment scams linked to the organisation.

He initially tried to dodge the question from the journalists but when pressed responded thus;

“ww.nscdc, that’s all”

You can watch the My Oga at the Top Video here.

Immediately his gaffe took on a life on its own on the Internet and became so popular that it trended on Twitter for weeks, gave birth to new remix videos, T-shirt campaigns and even a rumoured Nollywood Movie shoot.

A couple of weeks ago it was rumoured across several credible news sites that Mr Shem had been removed from his position for the My Oga at the Top show but it turned out to be false.

This time around however it appears Mr Shem could not afterall escape the far reaching effects of his now famous “My Oga at the Top” gaffe.

Authorities of NSCDC had before now refuted claims of taking any disciplinary action against Mr. Shem over the said interview. Their reaction followed the rumour that Shem had been sacked on the orders of the Minister of Interior, who supervises the NSCDC. They have also failed to put forward any reasons for the replacement of Obafaiye Shem.

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One Comment

  1. andi says:

    =))•´¨) 
    ¸.•´ ¸.ℓoℓ •*¨) ¸.•*¨)
    ‎​=)) ¸¸.•´=D(¸.•´(¸.• =)). Finally. ‘Oga at the top’ is the result of bad leadership.

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