Obafaiye Shem, the Lagos state commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) has been temporarily suspended following the now famous “My Oga At The Top” comment which went viral after his embarrassing ordeal at the Channels Television breakfast programme – Sunrise Daily.
Vanguard reports that he was suspended after pressure emanated from the supervising ministry over his conduct at the interview in Lagos.
During the interview, the Lagos commandant could not mention the name of his organisation’s website and the name of his boss whom he referred to as “My Oga At The Top”.
Shem tried to cover up his ignorance of his organization’s website by saying that it would be revealed by his Oga at the top. The video which has gone viral has sparked a T-shirt campaign and a music video. The original video has also been remixed and a game called “My Oga At The Top” has been created by Kuluya.com.
Meanwhile, it has also been reported that Shem’s wife forced her way into Channels TV studio yesterday to protest bitterly to the chairman of Channels, the embarrassment the viral video has caused her family. According to Brimtime.com, she said that her kids were being ridiculed at school by their peers and that neighbours and fellow market women make jest of her daily. She also added that her husband hardly sleeps at night again because of the terrible embarrassment the video has caused him.
Since the video went viral, almost every joke cracked in the country is laced with a tinge of “My Oga At The Top”. On BBM, Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, Radio and TV; you are reminded of the phrase every where you turn. It is no wonder that Shem’s family is now at the receiving end of the taunts.
But then, do you think Nigerians are taking this joke too far? Should we ease off a bit on this joke and let it just rest?
What are your thoughts on his suspension?