A video has emerged and gone viral in which Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, can be seen and heard struggling to read a speech.
Idris was in Kano state on Monday, May 14, where he commissioned the Nigeria Police Force Technical Intelligence Unit.
Part 1: Everything was ok until the Police began to actually read. 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/Ev4UpLndw1
— Voice of Liberty (@VoiceOfLibertyN) May 16, 2018
However, in the exclusive video obtained by Voice of Liberty, the IGP can be seen to the embarrassment of everyone present finding it difficult to pronounce words from the already prepared speech before him.
“I mean, transmission, I mean effort, that the transmission cooperation to transmission, I mean transmission to have effect, ehm, apprehend, I mean, apprehensive towards the recommendation, recommended formation effective and effect, I mean, apprehensive at the transmission of…and transmission and transmission for the effective in the police command,” Idris said
After several attempts to get his speech right, the IGP, struggling with his paper, apologised to his audience.
“Sorry, I’m sorry please,” he added.
Meanwhile, below are some reactions from Nigerians on Twitter:
"@YemieFASH: SHAMEFUL: Kindly watch the Almighty Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris as he disagraces himself and his entire community…. Is this the man said to have a degree in law?
— GIDITRAFFIC (@Gidi_Traffic) May 16, 2018
But we have another reaction that suggest the Police IG is battling with Dyslexia
On the IGP "Transformation pst pst Transmission viral video
I want to laugh with you people but i won't because i could clearly sense from that video that something was wrong.
That man didnt sound like an illiterate person at all!
— Dr Kelechi Okoro (@Healthertainer) May 17, 2018