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.
The IG of Police was in Kano on Monday to commission the Force Technical Intelligence Unit. In this exclusive video… https://t.co/l5cuEYxqdk— Voice of Liberty (@Voice of Liberty)1526476654.0
Part 1: Everything was ok until the Police began to actually read. 🤷♂️ https://t.co/Ev4UpLndw1— Voice of Liberty (@Voice of Liberty)1526478000.0
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.
I have another take on d IG video, doctored or not. We know Nigerian politicians & juju. 109 Senators = 109 Babalaw… https://t.co/y8j0H49IOO— Pius Adesanmi (@Pius Adesanmi)1526491479.0
“Transmission Transmission Commission...I mean Transmission Transmission Transmission Commission...Sorry.” https://t.co/eqlvEopZ6Z— Dr. Joe Abah (@Dr. Joe Abah)1526492371.0
@Bhadoosky Is this police abi Nta? All I've been hearing is transmission transmission 😂😂😂😂😂😂— progEnitor (@progEnitor)1526485597.0
@Bhadoosky 🤣🤣🤣🤣 whoever wrote this speech is full of evil. How will you write one full page of “Transmission Transmission “ -I mean😂😂😂🤣— Mr. Shoe__Maker ➕ (@Mr. Shoe__Maker ➕)1526486909.0
Inspector General of Police and Transmission Transmission 😁 https://t.co/4xMZL1WPii— P L A Y K U L (@P L A Y K U L)1526495326.0
IGP: transmission, i mean transmission, transmission, to transmission, for transmission, I mean transmission, in th… https://t.co/OSLHhYY4pY— Portrait Artist (@Portrait Artist)1526492570.0
Now I understand why senate call him and why he refused to go, APC come and carry ur transmission pole e don fall cover road oooo.👅👅— Bolanle c. Victoria🇳🇬 (@Bolanle c. Victoria🇳🇬)1526503427.0
A commission of a transmission error. https://t.co/AEG4k3zc29— Elnathan John (@Elnathan John)1526491804.0
The IG of Police was in Kano on Monday to commission the Force Technical Intelligence Unit. And he got lost on TRAN… https://t.co/ui5ZDyADnQ— May Ubeku (@May Ubeku)1526488509.0