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People go in hard on Nigerian lawmaker Aliyu Sabiu, after camera caught him rejecting handshake from a woman

A Nigerian lawmaker is currently trending, after he was seen rejecting the handshake of a woman. Hon. Aliyu Sabiu Muduru, the Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, who is also a devoted Muslim, left his female colleague's hand hanging because it was against his religion to shake a woman.

A Facebook user Na-Allah Mohammed Zaaga shared the photo, and lambasted the sanctimonious lawmaker and his supporters.

He wrote:

You're crazy with joy that the Speaker of the Katsina State House of Assembly spurned a handshake from a woman and you are all over the place celebrating his piety or religious devotion. Is good governance measured by these political publicity stunts? Politicians are con artists who can skilfully use religion for a political advantage. The clerics would praise them for these publicity stunts, but they won't criticise them for poor performance.
The other day, Governor Yari of Zamfara State claimed that the outbreak of meningitis was a punishment from God because of the people's fornication. Instead of outrage, the clerics validated his logic. Yari would also have been praised for refusing to shake hands with a member of the opposite gender, but he won't be criticized for not responding to medical emergency or providing basic services for which he was elected. Indeed, Karl Marx was right that religion is the opium of the masses. That is why it isn't surprising how politicians manipulate religion to arrest our intelligence.

Hmmm... who else agrees with him? 

Recall that President Buhari was also criticised in 2015 for shaking Former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomohle's bride Lara Forte's hand at their wedding in Edo State.

This doesn't only happen in Islam. Years ago, my former lecturer, a Deeper Life member curved me real bad after I attempted to give him a 'hello hug' outside my department in the full glare of the public. I had left school a while back, and hadn't seen him in a while. So seeing him that day, I got all excited and tried to curtsy by him ( You know the way a young girl greets an elderly person she respects) but the man ran away like I was a leper. Lol!

It was funny and embarrassing at the same time, but I took it in my stride. 'Who send me biko'.
The next time I saw him was at the airport in Calabar.  I stood far away and aimed my greetings straight at him. I didn't want him thinking I was trying to get too close.
Who knows the next time I see him, I might not even greet him. He cannot go to hell on my account. Never.

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