- Things have turned out bad for a former Kano commissioner for works and infrastructural development, Mu’az Magaji
- First, Magaji was sacked from his office after he celebrated the death of Abba Kyari, President Muhammadu Buhari's late chief of staff
- Secondly, the sacked commissioner tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, May 7
A former Kano commissioner for works and infrastructural development, Mu’az Magaji, who was sacked for celebrating Abba Kyari's death has tested positive for coronavirus.
Magaji who confirmed the news on Thursday, May 7, revealed that he has been moved to an isolation centre for immediate medical attention, Vanguard reports.
Speaking on his latest health condition, the sacked commissioner said: “This morning, my NCDC test is out. I have been confirmed COVID-19 positive, and have been moved to one of the state facilities.''
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state had sacked Magaji.
The commissioner was fired over his unguarded utterances against the late chief of staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari, a statement signed by the commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, disclosed.
Ganduje said the commissioner, as a public servant, ought to have respected the office by refraining from any act capable of rendering it to disrepute.
President Buhari's personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad, had said on Twitter that the sacked commissioner was publicly celebrating Kyari's death on his Facebook page.
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"I am really disappointed and pained by the Kano State Commissioner for Works, Engr. Muazu Magaji’s remarks on Mallam Abba Kyari’s demise, the commissioner was seen publicly celebrating the death on his Facebook page. I hope @KanoStateNG and @GovUmarGanduje will call him to order," Ahmad tweeted.
After the commissioner was sacked, Ahmad said: "The Governor has taken an action, the Commissioner has just been sacked following his unguarded utterances about Kyari.
"According to a statement from the Kano State Government House, late Abba Kyari had led a life worthy of emulation by serving his country to the best of his ability."
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The presidency had in the early hours of Saturday, April 18, announced Kyari's death. The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19 and had been receiving treatment in an unknown location.
He, however, died on Friday, April 17, according to a statement by the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina.
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