CITIZENS COMPASS —Former Lagos State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Shem Obafaiye has been decorated as a Deputy Commandant General of the Agency.
Obafaye was popular for his gaffe on a television breeakfast programme about ten years ago.
The Federal Ministry of Interior disclosed the promotion on its official X handle popularly known as Twitter about two days ago.
The tweet captured the Interior Minister, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo decorating Obafaiye and some other officers of the Agency.
The Ministry of Interior posted “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.”
Recall that the Ondo-born Shem Obafaiye first gained public attention during an interview with Channels TV in January, 2014. When questioned about the NSCDC website, he humorously responded, “Hmmm, the website is, excuse me, my Oga at the top knows the website.” With a chuckle, he added, “My Oga at the top is working on the website, and I don’t have them.”
Obafaiye during his tenure in Lagos recorded some laudable achievements including bursting of vandals hideouts across the state.
So many vandals were arrested in Badagry, Ibafo and Ikorodu to mentiom but a few while drums of petroleum products were confiscated.