By Toby Prince
Nigerians have reacted with disgust to a video showing President Muhammadu Buhari refusing to offer Senator Oluremi Tinubu a handshake.
Mr Buhari snubbed Mrs Tinubu while greeting other dignitaries on the sidelines of the E-Nigeria International Conference, Award and Exhibition in Abuja on Thursday.
In the video which is about 18 seconds long, Buhari is seen alighting from his official Mercedes Benz at the International Conference Centre, Abuja after which he is welcomed by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.
The President subsequently shakes hands with the Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, who is standing next to Mrs. Tinubu, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Communications.
Senator Tinubu, who curtsies twice, is, however, not get a handshake from the President and she didn’t extend her hand for one.
Buhari subsequently skips her and goes on to exchange pleasantries and a handshake with Inuwa Abdullahi, the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency.
The President’s action, however, caused a debate on Twitter.