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Nigeria We Hail Thee! Watch the Short Clip of the Civil Defence Commandant on Channels TV Morning Show



There are NO words to do justice to what you are about to watch… so we’re just going to let you watch and let us know what you think.

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  1. Neo

    March 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    The man needs Coflin oh! “www.nscdc.cough cough, thats it” LMAO!!!!

  2. Chima

    March 7, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Jesus Christ! Is this for real Kai . . . I,m in shock!

  3. praisy

    March 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    BIG SHAME! Sior in yoruba language!

  4. goldfinch

    March 7, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    BN please I’m in the library o. This is just too funny 🙂
    This man is a disgrace, nothing more.
    ‘www.nscdc………..*clears throat*…..that’s all’

    • Dee

      March 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      I am in the lib as well, could not resist boosting out with laughter!!!! Kai naija *smh*

  5. nelly

    March 7, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    lol, but that’s all nah, what else do u want him to say biko ? WAIT!!!!!

  6. Tina

    March 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Nigeria we hail thee indeed. This is the kind of men at the helm of affairs in most parastatals…. So how can we ever get it right in this country?

  7. Jenifa

    March 7, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Lati Abule ni won gbe uncle yii http://www.nscdc too poor

  8. Bee

    March 7, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    This goes to show the commandant is illiterate, or how else do you explain a website without a domain name of sorts. He would have at least formulated an answer (that is if he was educated enough to know that people would assume the site existed just cos it sounded right – like saying or

    • Dee

      March 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      Formulate ke? Didn’t u see iPad right in front of the presenters. The guy knew u don enter last chance LMAO!!!!!! Lol!!!!!! Just plain ridiculous lord save us.

    • Kai Fa

      March 8, 2013 at 4:04 am

      i’m telling you…if he had formulated something…he would have found himself in Hot soup…Chamberlain would have devoured him

  9. ok

    March 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    hahahaha…rotfl…lwkmd…naija man, we can never carry last. ori mi!!

  10. Mademoiselle

    March 7, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I actually typed http://www.nscdc
    O ga ooo

  11. goldfinch

    March 7, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    anchor1: what is the website of the nscdc?
    commandant: the website of nscdc….yes we (inaudible)……the….I cannot categorically tell you one now because the one that we’re….
    Anchor1 interrupts
    anchor1: do you have multiple websites???
    commandant: wait, wait..the one that we are going to make use of, I’m not the one that is going to create it.
    anchor1: …..see the question is what is your website?
    commandant interrupts
    commandant: waaaaaaaait………
    anchor1: ok
    commandant: the one that we are going to make use of is going to be made known by my oga at the top….yes….I can’t announce one now and the oga says it’s another one that we are going to use…..
    Anchor2 chips in
    anchor2: oh the nscdc has multiple websites????
    commandant: the something…..we..we…we cannot have multiple websites but the one that is *coughs* that…that my oga….
    Anchor1 & 2 interrupt
    anchor2: no no it’s not the one for employment
    anchor1: what is your website now, the one you use normally, your official website?
    Anchor2 chips in
    anchor2: ……..the official website if you want to know about the nscdc, what website do you go to?
    commandant: ok if you want to know about nscdc…..
    anchor2: exactly!
    commandant: ………as at now, ok…..www.*pauses* nscdc*pauses*…….yes….
    anchor2: ……yes
    commandant: so *coughs* that’s all (looks sideways at anchor1)
    anchor2: http://www.nscdc?
    commandant: (interrupts to reaffirm statement) nscdc…yes
    anchor1: that’s it?

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      March 7, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      And when you transcribe it like this, you can visibly see the incompetence dripping from every word that commandant uttered.

      Can I ask an even more pressing question? What the heck is the “NSCDC” and what purpose are they meant to be fulfulling? Because it looks to me that this is yet another function-less parastatal set up for “chopping awoof”. As dem no get purpose, scrap dem all, abeg! Comman-gini of gini???

    • Kai Fa

      March 8, 2013 at 4:07 am

      commandant: yes
      anchor 1: thats amazing
      The full interview is on

  12. Rk

    March 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Let me just pretend I dint watch this clip n continue revising….As a Nigerian you just can’t get a break from all this clueless incompetent leaders..

    • Naija Realist

      March 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      Unfortunately, the incompetence in Nigeria does not stop (nor even begin) with the leaders…

  13. pat

    March 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm thats the simple answer

  14. Mousepad

    March 7, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Chineke umu africa!!! hahahahahahahahaha

  15. Sexxie

    March 7, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    O mase o!

  16. foxy

    March 7, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Even with simple things such as this, honesty is impossible with Nigerian leaders. How sad!

  17. pynk

    March 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    ridiculously funny

  18. A.D

    March 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Literally rolling on the floor laughing my cute ass off, buh how in the name of literacy did he get there, Jisoxxxxxxxxx, thank God ma boss is not around, ahannnn, who says ‘my oga’ on national TV, smh for this commandant mehn. Honestly NigeriaI hail thee.

  19. Ordinary Mabi

    March 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    If dis is my fada i will change my last name regardless of where i am in d world

  20. sylvia

    March 7, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I had to go and watch the full video…..and i was rolling on the floor…….dis man is a disgrace to all nigerians……..gosh

  21. Jet

    March 7, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    two words only, National disgrace!

  22. Tincan

    March 7, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    That’s my comedy piece for the day. Lol.

  23. m.h

    March 7, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    The look on the female presenter’s face was priceless

  24. Sco sco

    March 7, 2013 at 2:13 pm


  25. Love ejiofor

    March 7, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Lmaaooo…. ThankGod this is not my father

  26. ao

    March 7, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    This is just a sampling of the people that are currently ruling Naija!

  27. Sigh

    March 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Ode in Chief will have Ode Commandants no be so? The question is is the Ode in Chief GEJ – ruling over ODE’s??? Do we want to really progress in Nigeria?? Do we? Because I am not sure. common webaddress you dont know…. smh I know if this was a Buhari administration them no born him well no know it

  28. Sigh

    March 7, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Nothing different in the way he responded to questions than the way Goodluck Johnathan responds to questions!!

  29. Tess

    March 7, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Is the job of the nscdc official related to the internet? The man’s competence should be based on how well he performs his job not how well he answers questions that are not related to it. Next time another presenter will be asking a politician what is twitter or facebook! The anchorman apparently wanted to embarrass the poor man.

    • Naija Realist

      March 7, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      Thank you Tess.

      Nigeria is unfortunately riddled with incompetent people at all levels, but I not sure that this is a good (or even meaningful) example of that sad spectacle. His Less-Than-the- Queen’s-English aside (a trait that he shares with many on this site/thread and with many Nigerian university graduates), all I see here is a manager in a large organization that does not seem to know the URL of the organization’s website, which while bad is not exactly an egregious oversight (of course it would be unpardonable if he is the PRO). Abeg, let’s concentrate more on SUBSTANCE and quit expending unnecessary energy over shadows.

  30. Ada

    March 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    @tess, this is one of the most ignorant comments everrrrr. Goshhh. In 2013 you say government officials do not need to know about platforms to create awareness and enlighten citizens? Why do you think GEJ is on Facebook? Do you know the effectiveness of social media today especially in the Arab countries? With youth thinking like you do, I dear for the future of this country

    • Tess

      March 7, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      Ada, what good has GEJ on facebook done to this country? Insecurity is on the increase, not one boko haram suspect has been arraigned yet, health sector is comatose, power is still epileptic…should i continue? Give me a real leader who may not know the difference btw ipad and ipod, not this tech savvy wimp who makes silly excuses for his failures! Nigerians like you worship containers, not contents, that’s why we are this backward.

  31. Ada

    March 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    *…fear for…

  32. tbn

    March 7, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    lolz. It would have been better for him to say that they dont have a website or that it is under construction, which is usually the case for most government websites in Nigeria anyway, instead of just embarrassing himself and his “ogas” on national tv. smh. its good entertainment though.

  33. Baba T aka T Baba

    March 7, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    These Ninjas be acting up, And we the people be letting them- *Kanye West Shoulder Shrug*

  34. adenike

    March 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    This video is damn hilarious. These parts got me laughing hard:
    “I cannot categorically tell you one now”
    “Wait, wait”
    “www.nscdc. *gestures with his finger* coughs….. ehn, that’s all”
    And finally, the cheeky smile on his face.
    You’d think the presenters ganged up to ask him for nuclear codes. Looool

    PS: To those who think it’s not his job to know the website of his corp; that’s pretty wrong. He’s a Commandant, not a clerk (even a clerk should know). He should know this website and be on it from time to time. By the way, having a website is way different from being on Facebook/Twitter. They SHOULD have a website and he SHOULD be in the know of it.

  35. beeess

    March 7, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Bloody Shame!

  36. Adeola

    March 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    This is a big disgrace, don’t know unable website. Plus website URL only get domain??? No .com, .org or something ni??

  37. Ada

    March 7, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    @tess, it clearly is no use discussing this with you. If all you can deduce from my comment is GEJ’s being on Facebook, it is sad! Did you really ask me to give you a leader who may not know the difference between an ipad and an iPod? #off point much?

  38. yeni

    March 7, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    oh God too funny.. http://www.nscdc. wat eh?

  39. oyegbenle

    March 7, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    why evils!!!

  40. kazzi

    March 8, 2013 at 2:38 am

    lol not really suprise cos “iru ro ni iborun”… like president like commander…*SMH* 9ia! what a nation!

  41. Old school

    March 8, 2013 at 3:26 am

    In as much as I know the man is not well educated it was obvious the presenters knew he was half baked but were deliberately setting him up… many of your illiterate fathers know what a website is? The civil Defence is paramilitary and most of them are just middle of the road, however it just shows how appointments are made into our parastatals and other govt agencies….

  42. Ovi

    March 8, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Common people. He didn’t grow up on the Internet age like many of us. Those conducting the interview know how Nigeria is am sure their parents never knew what USB cable was. Free tge man abeg. Check it out in Nigeria some offices still use typewriter na small small. Journalists stop disgracing ur country.

  43. Nollywood REinvented

    March 8, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Taa gerrout, there is no justifying this. If you like go and be born in the stone ages. If you work in the information age you better be capable of using her tools.

    Christ have mercy

  44. Jay

    March 9, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Mauope Ogun and her Cohorts should stop dissing people on air it is very unethical and disrespectful….some of these guests can be your uncles or fathers..Stop taking advantage of people who cant express themselves professionally or structure their words in a way that would be understood.We are all Nigerians and at the end of the day the disgrace when aired on internatinal televisions and news balls down not to the individual but to the whole nation which you are part of.Watching the full interview of 9mins has given me a better understanding.
    Btw that is what we get in a country where d eligible people are not employed or given the rightful positions based on the fact that you are not on a political godfather recommendation list,senators list,ministers list etc or you dont have a huge sum of money to pay your way through for a is so pathetic.May God help us.

    Sent from my iPad

  45. kam

    March 13, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    lmao am sure his oga from above will be waiting for him with a double barel, “wai wait wait wait wait” ambulance should beta start linning up @ d gate oh,cant wait to see the result of all the “wai wai wait wait wait”lol

  46. Kunle Adetula

    March 13, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    See what people have even started doing with this. They’ve started using the NSCDC picture for homepages:

  47. Ema

    March 15, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Jesus!! I can’t stop laughing.

  48. Abdul

    March 15, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Its a big shame for such senior officer in NSCDC. He should be fired !!!!!!!!

  49. oh my good

    March 15, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    It does not get any better than this !!!!. This man is a product of Nigerian Citizen factor…
    Lol, every time I watch this video I cant stop laughing.

  50. ibukungeorge

    March 31, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Oh my!Am just understanding the gist behind “my oga at the top” .Oh my!So sad smh

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