After several denials, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, has finally posted Mr Shem Obafaye to Oyo State as the Commandant of the state. Obafaye, uttered the now famous phrase; “My Oga at the top” during a live television programme.
Shortly after that performance, reports suggested that the commandant general (Oga at the top) was embarrassed and had ordered his transfer to Oyo State.
In a telephone conversation with a national newspaper, Obafaye promised to discharge his duties with every sense of responsibility. ”I am determined to serve in Oyo State and I know God will help me,” he said.
His ordeal started when he was asked during the interview the NSCDC website and he said:
“Hmmm, the website is, excuse me, my Oga at the top knows the website”. He again, cleared his throat and said: “My Oga at the top is working on the website and I don’t have them”.
When the presenters insisted that he give a functioning website address of the para-military outfit, he dropped the bombshell: “ww.nscdc that’s all”.
Immediately, the interview went viral and has become so popular to the extent that t-shirts with “my oga at the top” insignia were produced and sold like hot cake across the country. DJs and musicians also did what they called ‘a remix’ of the phrase.
Meanwhile, this latest development has put to an end, speculations that Mr Obafaye had been sacked on the orders of the Minister of Interior, who supervises the NSCDC. But authorities of NSCDC had continuously denied taking any disciplinary action against the embattled commandant.