Monday, April 15, 2024

Kano: Why I didn’t shake hands with Gov Abba Yusuf – Ahmed Musa


Tremendous Eagles striker, Ahmed Musa, has damaged his silence on studies that he refused to shake palms with Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State.

Musa stated his motion was an indication of cultural respect, expressing shock that it was taken out of context.

A viral video had proven Musa refusing to shake palms with the governor after shaking the deputy governor.

Within the footage, the previous Tremendous Eagles star bowed to the governor as a substitute of shaking his palms.

However, in a press release issued on Tuesday, Musa stated: “It has come to my consideration {that a} second captured nearly a month in the past has unexpectedly develop into the focus on social media.

“It’s disheartening to see a easy act of cultural respect blown out of proportion. In our Northern tradition, the gesture of kneeling, shaking palms and so forth signifies the very best type of respect.

“This was my intention once I greeted the Deputy Governor in such a fashion. Nonetheless, when it got here to greeting the Governor, I selected to bow and never shake his palms, honoring him in a method that’s deeply rooted in custom.

“It’s unlucky that amidst all of the urgent points our nation faces – financial hardships, safety challenges, non secular clashes and extra – this seemingly insignificant second has garnered a lot consideration. Even nationwide media retailers like ARISE TV have jumped on the bandwagon, diverting focus from points that actually matter – extremely disappointing I need to say.

“What’s much more disheartening are the feedback questioning my respectfulness, particularly from those that don’t know me personally. Let’s pause for a second and replicate on the place we select to direct our power. Shouldn’t or not it’s in direction of discovering options to the issues plaguing our society moderately than getting caught up in useless distractions?

“I urge us all to channel our collective efforts in direction of addressing the actual points at hand. Let’s concentrate on uplifting each other, fostering unity, and dealing in direction of a greater future for all. And with this, I relaxation my case.”

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