Buhari Shakes Hands With Queen Elizabeth Weeks After Snubbing Female Ministers (PHOTOS)

Buhari Shakes Hands With Queen Elizabeth Weeks After Snubbing Female Ministers (PHOTOS)

By Doyin Ajayi | Sub-Editor on November 28, 2015
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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses reporters before working lunch with Secretary Kerry With U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on July 21, 2015. | State Department Photo

President Muhammadu Buhari was lambasted in Nigeria for refusing to shake hands with female ministers in his cabinet at their swearing ceremony on November 11, 2015.

Buhari appears to be applying double-standards on his stance with shaking hands with women. An image of the President, who is currently in Malta for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, shows him shaking hands with British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

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President Buhari is shaking hands with Queen Elizabeth II at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta, November 28, 2015 | Getty Images
President Buhari is shaking hands with Queen Elizabeth II at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta, November 28, 2015 | Getty Images

Buhari was photographed shaking hands with new wife of Edo Governor, Adams Oshiomhole during their wedding in May, 2015 drawing the irk of his religious fundamentalist supporters for shaking the hands of a woman.

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President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari was at the wedding ceremony of Adams Oshiomhole which took place on Friday, May 16th 2015.
President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari was at the wedding ceremony of Adams Oshiomhole which took place on Friday, May 16th 2015.

It appears Buhari favours foreign women more than Nigerian women.

Public relations experts, has criticised Buhari for refusing to shake the hands of his female ministers saying that his actions were unethical and makes the women ministers look inferior.

Buhari, a former military ruler, has been dogged with allegations of being a Muslim fundamentalist following his public comments on Sharia and sympathy for the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram.

Newly appointed Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun signs the register before President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on November 11, 2015 | AFP
Newly appointed Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun signs the register before President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on November 11, 2015. The President refused to offer the female ministers a handshake | AFP

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