My Oga At The Top: NSCDC Lagos State Commandant Obafaiye Shem Suspended, Wife Protests at Channels TV Studio
Obafaiye Shem, the Lagos state commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) has been temporarily suspended following his “My Oga At The Top” comment which went viral after his live interview on 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 tell the interviewer’s the website address for his organisation and he continuously referred to his boss as “My Oga At The Top”. Watch the video below;
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.
Have we taken things too far?