Shem Obafaiye of ‘My Oga at the top’ becomes NSCDC’s deputy commandant general

Shem Obafaiye, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officer famous for “my Oga at the top” mantra, has been promoted as deputy commandant general.

Shem Obafaiye, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officer who became popular for his “my Oga at the top” refrain, has now risen to the top.

He has been promoted to the rank of deputy commandant general. Obafaiye and two other officers were promoted three days ago.

Despite the initial attention stemming from the “My Oga at the Top” incident, Shem Obafaiye continued to diligently serve within the NSCDC. His dedication to duty and commitment to the organization did not go unnoticed. Over the years, he demonstrated resilience and competence, steadily rising through the ranks. This recent promotion to deputy commandant general is a testament to his professional growth and the confidence the NSCDC places in his abilities.

The elevation of Shem Obafaiye to the rank of deputy commandant general holds significance not only for him but also for the NSCDC as an institution. It underscores the organization’s commitment to recognizing and rewarding merit, irrespective of past viral moments. Obafaiye’s journey serves as an inspirational narrative, emphasizing that individuals can overcome public scrutiny and carve out successful careers through dedication and hard work.

While Shem Obafaiye may forever be associated with the “My Oga at the Top” phrase, his recent promotion highlights the multifaceted nature of his career. Beyond the viral fame, he has demonstrated the qualities and skills necessary to hold a position of significant responsibility within the NSCDC. This promotion reinforces the importance of looking beyond momentary incidents and recognizing individuals for their overall contributions to their profession.

The NSCDC’s decision to promote Shem Obafaiye is indicative of the organization’s commitment to excellence and the continuous development of its personnel. By promoting individuals based on merit and competency, the NSCDC sets a standard for professionalism within the security and civil defense sectors. This commitment to recognizing talent and dedication contributes to the overall effectiveness of the organization in fulfilling its mandate.

The photo of Mr. Obafaiye being decorated by Interior Minister Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo became a talking point on Friday, with netizens juxtaposing his latest position with his comical interview years ago.

Sharing the photos of Mr. Obafaiye and two other officers on Wednesday, the Ministry of Interior said in a tweet, “As the chairman of the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire, and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB), the minister, @BTOofficial, decorated the three new deputy commandants general of the @official_NSCDC today.”

Over a decade ago, Mr Obafaiye became an internet sensation following his response to question with “My oga at the top” in an interview with Channels TV.

Asked about the website of the NSCDC, Mr Obafaiye 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”.

The phrase went viral and became a major slogan in Nigerian budding social media space.

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