This Video of Nigeria's Inspector General Stumbling Through His Speech Will Make You Laugh & Cry at the Same Time
"I mean, transmission—I mean...efforts at the transmission completion to transmission."
Ibrahim Idris, Nigeria's inspector general of police, inaugurated the Technical Intelligence Unit in Kano State Monday, as a renewed effort to contain crimes in the country, The Eagle Online reports.
"We are going to train our officers in the area of technical intelligence to enhance their capacity to address the intelligence challenges we are having in the country," he said during his address.
However, video clips of Idris' speech has surfaced via the Voice of Liberty newspaper's Twitter page, showing the inspector general do everything but communicate the purpose of the unit effectively.
Watch them below.
Clips of this debacle have already gone viral as you read this—and we can't help but simultaneously laugh and cry. We laugh because this is reminiscent of 2013's viral moment from NSCDC's Obafaiye Shem referring to his boss as his "oga at the top" when attempting to share the institution's website in an interview.
We cry (metaphorically, of course) because this is beyond an embarrassment for Nigeria and it's also not a good look for those who hold high positions in all branches of the government. Idris was still unable to get it together despite a colleague standing next to him to help him through the speech.
Nigerians' reactions to this embarrassment are just as funny. Take a look at some below.