MY OGA AT THE TOP
Confidence in Ignorance some may say, and it may as well be. For the past week, there has been some talking, tweeting, jesting and laughing about a certain guy, who went on Channels TVs sunrise daily breakfast show and out rightly blew his cover as a first class illiterate by blowing a simple “yes, no, or I don’t know” question out of proportion. This article tries (very hard) to explain what really happened there and to some extent rationalise the situation.
- What was the question?
What is the website of the NSCDC??
- What is the NSCDC?
NSCDC stands for Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. I don’t know much about them but from the look of things, it seems you don’t have to get a thorough education to get a job there.
- What happened in the NSCDC, why was he there??
Apparently, there had been some sort of recruitment exercise in the NSCDC a while back and the resulting amount of employees was far bloated compared to the amount the organisation could handle. Later on, it was found out that some fake appointment letters had been issued, which resulted in the bloated figures.
- Who is this guy?
He is Obafaiye Shem, the Lagos State Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
- What brought about the website question?
Mr Emmanuel Okeh, the spokesman of the NSCDC had previously stated that some fraudsters opened up fake websites to attract people to them and deceived their clients into being falsely appointed into the organisation.
- What was the website??
- What did Obafaiye Shem say?
“ the website of nscdc….yes we (inaudible)……the….I cannot categorically tell you one now because the one that we’re….wait, wait..the one that we are going to make use of, I’m not the one that is going to create it. 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…..”
- Who is the Oga at the top?
The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr Ade Abolurin. Seemingly, he is a computer engineer who specialises in website design and programming.
- Why didn’t he know the website?
Seemingly, the NSCDC is a top secret organisation, so secret that they can’t even risk the spread of their website to the population. In the head office, there is an underground division, which contains a machine that generates a lot of websites for the organisation to choose from. When the “oga at the top” has chosen the one to be used, he spreads it across all the other offices with utmost discretion.
- What did he finally say the website was?
- What did the NSCDC do to stop such an occurrence in the future?
Well, you would have to ask his “oga at the top”.
- What are the morals of the story?
- Be confident in yourself always, even when you are sure you don’t know anything about the issue on ground.
- NSCDC would have been better off with a deaf and dumb representative on that show.
- Some websites do not always need the ‘www’ prefix; sometimes ‘ww’ is enough.
- Whenever you are asked of something you don’t know, don’t do something as normal as taking responsibility…NO!!! Just blame your “oga at the top”.
- We are all in for the One Nigeria Campaign, but if you F-up, we will treat you accordingly.
- We can never categorically say anything.
- Who needs ‘.com’ when you can end the NSCDC’s website abruptly.
- All it takes is a minute and 9 seconds to become the biggest laughing stock of the year.
- NSCDC is full of very smooth and clever people which can sneak out of any situation at any time.
- You see, I can’t categorically tell you this one… it would be made known by “my oga at the top”.
– Victor Enahoro Ohwo