In this times of Ebola crisis, handshakes are not encouraged as the virus can be contracted through the art of greeting.
In the meeting President Jonathan convened with Nigerian governors on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the governors demonstrate the greeting tht should now replace the handshake.
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom and Theodore Orji of Abia state greeting each other with the knuckles.
The Ebola epidemic has been declared a global emergency, we cannot be too careful in preventing the spread of this deadly virus. Letting off a handshake, at least for now cannot be too much.
The handshake has been listed as a source of contracting the deadly virus, basically because of the direct body contact. The fist bump still provides that direct personal contact. Technically, there is not much difference between the handshake and the fist bump.
It is more safe if we avoid both.