Nigerians home and abroad have been stunned by a video footage showing the inspector general of police struggling to deliver a speech at a police event in Kano State. We have taken a look at the reactions that have trailed IGP’s Transmission Speech Blunder.
Nigeria’s inspector general of police Ibrahim Idris was in Kano on Monday to commission the Police Technical Intelligence unit in the state, but it went all wrong for him as he consistently struggled to pronounce words while delivering a speech. IGP’s Transmission Speech Blunder showed him mention “Transmission” repeatedly and even called for assistance that never really helped. He ended up apologising to his audience.
The IGP who has been making headlines recently for various reasons caused a stir among Nigerians online when voice of liberty released the video footage in which he was stammering and unable to pronounce words correctly.
Nigerians across the globe have reacted angrily to the viral video describing it as embarrassing and shameful to Nigeria Police force.
IGP’s Transmission Speech Blunder – The Force Reacts
The Force Public Relations Officer, Moshood Jimoh when contacted on the ‘authenticity of the video, he simply said, “Yes we have seen it, but you can call back later.” The force later went on to list the IGP’s degrees and another video footage of Idris delivering other speeches fluently on their official Twitter page.
“IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM, mni attended; St. Paul Primary Sch. Sokoto,
“Govt Secondary School Farfaru, Sokoto, ABU Zaria (BSc Agric Economics), University of Maiduguri (LLB),
“NIPSS Kuru Jos and Author “Security and Justice, the Pathway to Peace & Reconciliation in Nigeria,” the force listed.
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IGP’s Transmission Speech Blunder – Nigerians Reacts
Reacting to the video footage, former Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode has this to say:
The ex-minister wrote on Twitter, ”Our I-G of Pol. needs prayers and we must treat him with compassion. What happened to him whilst reading his infamous “transmission” speech was not ordinary.
”He is the victim of dark spirits and satanic forces. We must not gloat over it or laugh at him. Instead, we must pray for him.”
This, however, did not stop other Nigerians from mocking the IGP on various social media platforms. Some of the reactions by Nigerians to the IGP,s Speech blunder on Twitter are as shown below.
@ArchieWonda, ”I feel really embarrassed and ashamed right now. How did this man get to be the IGP? Is this the same man Buhari retired his seniors in the force so he can make IGP? This is really hard to believe. Nigerians, see your the head of your force.”
@ahmadugombe ”The Nigeria Police Force should declare Mr. Transmission wanted for causing so much apprehension to our comprehension. As we say in Africa, between his village elders and Dino’s kinsmen, the IGP has offended some people.”
@YemieFASH SHAMEFUL: ”Kindly watch the almighty Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris as he disgraces himself and his entire community. Is this the man said to have a degree in law?”
@jacksonpbn, ”President has no WASCE, IGP cannot read, anti-corruption adviser forged WAEC, Cabinet clueless, Cronies all thieves. Citizens aloof, uniformed. What a country!”
@ Emilin, ”Anyone remembers the Magu interview with Chamberlain of ChannelsTV? Compare with the IGP’s struggle to read his speech and see the kind of illiterates we have as leaders.”
@Chxta, ”Different kids have different needs, but here we only think of bright kids, and olodo. That mentality is what is propelling the derision to an IGP that is more likely dyslexic. Focus people. His real sin isn’t dyslexia, it’s insubordination to the National Assembly.”
@allibaloo, ”There’s no way the IGP will be struggling to pronounce “ transmission “ and then he turns to another page and the same word confronted him “ transmission. The whole prepared speech can’t be about transmission now.”
@Swtch, ”Abeg which #IGP? The glorified illiterate that cannot read ordinary typescript handed over to him, even when the person that drafted it for him stood by reading out for him, he still couldn’t read out.”
@aminugamawa, ”If that video of IG of @PoliceNG is fake or doctored, I expected the police to immediately issue a statement clarifying the situation. They should even show us the real video, if that one was doctored. The video is all over the social media. It makes the IGP look bad & unprepared.”
@Jide_Olusola,” This is a national embarrassment from the IGP Idris while reading a speech. Was he drunk or under a spiritual attack? Or is he dyslexic. Something is wrong somewhere.”
@TunjiAndrews, ”Seeing the IGP shamed for how he was reading, Well, it’s a thing that happens to dyslexic people (on and off)Not saying that’s the issue here but it looks very much the case. He obviously doesn’t know his condition either or he’d have just stopped reading,”
@yinkanubi, ”This is so embarrassing. This guy cannot read and it will not be a stretch to assume he cannot write either. How did he get to be IGP in the first place? I will recommend a competency test to be applied on all the top brass of the NPF.”
IGP’s Transmission Speech Blunder – The Presidency Reacts
On the hand, the presidency has described the video footage as a being doctored by enemies. Speaking, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Diaspora & Foreign Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had earlier said the video was doctored by mischievous persons.