Since last weekend, the controversial interview of Lagos Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps. (NSCDC) with Channels TV has become the treading topic in Nigeria, if not the world.
The interview with Shem Obafaiye has coined a new comic phrase in Nigeria 'My Oga At The Top'.
It became surprising to me that someone like Ruggedman, who should know better, will go on ranting on a social media platform like twitter to attack Channels TV describing them as unprofessional.
Why will I even be surprised in the first place? Artistes with a 'dwindling' career use any opportunity to tread and gain cheap popularity, all in the name of staying relevant.
If someone heading of an organisation like Shem claims that fraudsters are using parody websites to defraud unsuspecting job seekers, it is very imperative for him to tell the world the true and authentic website address of his organisation. So, if he goofed, should we now put the blame on Channels TV? They only did a good job by exposing the decay in the system.
It is in Nigeria journalists interview guests without drilling them with tough questions. Though interviews are not meant to provoke emotions, but it is aimed at putting people on the spot to get valuable information.
For those who know me too well, that is how I conduct my interviews. I make it a hot seat for my interviewees. That is the journalism standard and not what we practice in Nigeria.
If you are to go for an interview, you get prepared. This same man (Ofem) may have failed many prospecting NSCDC applicants just because they couldn't answer a question.
If Ruggedman has problem with the interview, then his purported fight for a just Nigeria is only for publicity sake and probably to gain cheap public sympathy.
If Ruggedman feels Channels TV faulted in the interview, then, I rest my case.
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