Kano commissioner sacked for ‘celebrating’ Kyari’s death tests positive for coronavirus

Mu’az Magaji, sacked Kano commissioner

The sacked Commissioner for Works in Kano, Mu’az Magaji, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Mr Magaji announced this on Thursday in a series of Facebook posts.

“This morning my NCDC test is out… I have been confirmed Covid-19 Positive… And have been moved to one of the state facilities…pray for us!” he wrote.

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, had in April terminated Magaji’s appointment after he appeared to have celebrated the death of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

Mr Kyari died on April 17 of complications arising from the coronavirus.

“It’s very very important we put things in perspective so that we can save our system from punitive unconstitutional usurpers in the future!” Magaji had written on Facebook about Kyari.

“Democracy & democratic equity does not by itself strive.. It must be guarded and protected… One person, just one person can set a dangerous precedence!

“When you are all done with the pretence and crocodile tears, we will do a review in overriding interest of the Nation and its people!

“I am perfectly aware of the storm I am in… The fact however is I know what comes from the heart or that what is purchased! You all will come around.”

After the sack, he apologised for his action, saying he was ‘only misunderstood’.