Nigerians have continued to react to a video that has gone viral, in which the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, on Monday, repeatedly made pronunciation mistakes while delivering a speech at the official commissioning of the Force Technical Intelligence Unit, in Kano.
It would be recalled that in the footage trending online, the IGP, who visited Kano on Monday to commission the Police Technical Intelligence unit in the state, struggled persistently to pronounce some words in his prepared speech at the event. It got so bad one of his aides came to the podium to help out, but it only exacerbated the IGP’s situation.
The likes of former Aviation Minister Femi Fani Kayode; Senior Special Assistant to President On Diaspora, Abike Dabiri; former Director General BPE, Joe Abah; Political Commentator Kayode Ogundamisi; Lead Partner at SBM Intelligence, Cheta Nwanze; Finance Expert and Author Yinka Ogunnubi; Afrobeat Musician Seun Kuti; Economic Analyst and Radio Host Tunji Andrew, among others, have reacted to the said video.
In his reaction to the embarrassing video on Twitter, former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani Kayode, called on Nigerians to pray for, and not denigrate the IG Idris.
He said: “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.”
Other reactions like those of Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Diaspora Matters, Abike Dabiri, defended the IGP, insisting that the video was doctored. Nigerians however, take her on, demanding that she prove her assertion by posting an original video.
For ace broadcaster Tunji Andrews, the IGP may have a medic al condition known as dyslexia, which is a difficulty in learning and reading in hitherto brilliant minds. While revealing that he himself is also dyslexic, Andrews stated that the IGP may not even be aware of the condition.
Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti called the situation a “public embarrassment” that reveals Nigeria’s true state and hopes Nigeria escapes it soon.
Other reactions below:
@abikedabiri “This video is definitely doctored. The error was made once, then special effects used to repeat it What I don’t understand is why anyone would believe Well, it’s a SM world
@JoeAbah, “If this video is genuine, I’ve been advised the IG may be dyslexic. If that is the case, it is no laughing matter, and not something he should be ridiculed for. A lot of kids are dyslexic. We must ensure that they are not bullied or stigmatised. They too can become IG of Police.”
@ogundamisi “oh lawd! make una Watch Inspector General Of @Policeng
@RealSeun Kuti, We come dey wonder why our Police dey as e dey, wen IG Police no get training, how e go train im workers, one day we go comot 4rm dis one chance wey Naija enter: PUBLIC EMBARRASSMENT! IGP Idris struggles to read his own speech in Kano.
@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.”
@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.”
@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.”
@sosoella, “With reference to #Dyslexia, i spoke with someone with some experience in #DevelopmentalDisorders she said it’s something called “Timing”.
He was stuck on that word even after the other man was reading out loud and also flipping pages. Something spooked him & things went south.”
@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.”
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