“My Oga at the Top”: NSCDC Officer, Originator of Famous Remark, Promoted to Deputy CG

“My Oga at the Top”: NSCDC Officer, Originator of Famous Remark, Promoted to Deputy CG

  • The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has promoted Shem Obafiaye, the originator of the famous remark "My Oga at the Top"
  • Obafiaye, alongside two other officers, was elevated to deputy commandants-general at the headquarters of the NSCDC
  • He was conferred the new rank by the Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Minister of Interior, on Friday, December 15

Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro.

FCT, Abuja - Shem Obafiaye, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officer famous for the 'Oga At The Top' statement, has recently been promoted to deputy commandant-general.

In a notable incident in 2013, Obafiaye, serving as the Lagos commandant of the NSCDC at the time, gained widespread attention when he struggled to provide the organisation's website during an appearance on the Channels Television breakfast show Sunrise Daily.

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My Oga at the top, NSCDC
The “My Oga at the Top” phrase entered Nigerian pop culture and became a popular household slang. Photo Credit: @official_NSCDC
Source: Twitter

He said:

“The website is… excuse me… wait… it can only be made known by my Oga at the top.”
“I cannot categorically tell you one now and my Oga at the top would give you another one."

The famous phrase wiggled its way into Nigerian pop culture as it was seen in customised shirts and mentioned in comedy sketches, conversations, and even songs.

Ten years after Obafiaye's howler on national TV, he has been promoted by the federal government.

Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Minister of Interior, conferred the title of deputy commandants-general upon Obafiaye and two other colleagues, namely Fasiu Adeyinka, former Kwara commandant, and Raji, former Imo commandant, during a decoration ceremony.

The minister said:

“As the chairman of the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB), I decorated the three new Deputy Commandants General of the NSCDC.”

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Netizens react to Obafiaye's promotion

Meanwhile, Obafiaye's promotion got several reactions from netizens.

@CalebSRH wrote:

"My Oga at the top... " has finally arrived the top. Congratulations Sir."

@kmrs4000 wrote:

"Wow... "My Oga at the Top" is finally At the Top ooooo.... Congrats to all the Senior Officers..."

Abiola Akinnubi with the X handle, @abbeyResearches wrote:

"Just for your fyi.. your website is not working... perhaps that's all."

Nigerian Customs promotes 357 junior officers

In another report, over 300 junior personnel of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have been approved for promotion this year.

This was according to a statement released by the management of the NCS on Saturday, December 9.

The Customs Comptroller, General Adewale Adeniyi, urged the newly promoted junior officers to be steadfast and diligent while discharging their duties.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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