IGP Idris Ibrahim. Facebook

A video of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), struggling to read a speech is trending online.

While delivering a speech in Kano on Monday, Idris found it difficult to pronounce the words in the prepared speech, as he constantly repeats “I mean” and “transmission”.

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After failed attempts to get his speech right, the IGP, apologised to his audience.

The clip, however, stirred up reactions online as Nigerians mocked him for his inability to read his prepared speech.

Some described the situation as ’embarrassing and a shame to the Nigeria Police force.

Some Nigerians are even suggesting that there are traits of dyslexia, a learning difficulty, in IGP Idris delivery.

According to a definition by, it is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling. It’s a “specific learning difficulty”, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing. Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn’t affected.