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Ahmed Musa Reacts To Video Of Him Refusing To Shake Hands With Kano Gov, Abba Yusuf

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A couple of days ago, a video which has since gone viral showed the moment when Ahmed Musa, the captain of the Super Eagles, refused to shake hands with the Kano State governor, Abba Yusuf.

Amid that, Ahmed Musa, in a tweet, finally cleared the air.According to him, when he came to greet the governor, he chose to bow and not to use his hands, honoring him in a way that’s deeply rooted in tradition.

“It has come to my attention that a moment captured almost a month ago has unexpectedly become the center of attention on social media. It’s disheartening to see a simple act of cultural respect blown out of proportion.

In our Northern culture, gestures like kneeling and shaking hands signify the highest form of respect. This was my intention when I greeted the Deputy Governor in such a manner.

However, when it came to greeting the Governor, I chose to bow and not shake his hands, honoring him in a way that is deeply rooted in tradition?”.
“It’s unfortunate that, amidst all the pressing issues our nation faces – economic hardships, security challenges, religious clashes, and more – this seemingly insignificant moment has garnered so much attention.

Even national media outlets like ARISE TV have jumped on the bandwagon, diverting focus from issues that truly matter. Highly disappointing, I must say.

“What’s even more disheartening are the comments questioning my respectfulness, especially from those who don’t know me personally. Let’s pause for a moment and reflect on where we choose to direct our energy.

Shouldn’t it be towards finding solutions to the problems plaguing our society rather than getting caught up in needless distractions?”.

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