The Governor of Kano State, Umar Ganduje, has sacked Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in his state, Mu’azu Magaji, over his comments in celebration of the death of Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.
This was made known by Director-General, Media and Communications, Kano State Government, Salihu Yakasai and aide to President Buhari, Bashir Ahmed who had earlier condemned the commissioner’s act.
“H.E @GovUmarGanduje has relieved the appointment of the commissioner of Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Mu’azu Magaji with immediate effect following his unguarded utterances against the person of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari.”
The commissioner has condemned the late Chief of staff’s performance as a public office holder on Facebook.
Writing in English and Hausa, Magaji stated,
“Win win… Nigeria is free and Abba kyari ya mutu a cikin annoba… Mutuwar shahada in Har da Imani mutum ya cika”.
The translation of the post reads,
“Win win… Nigeria is free and Abba Kyari has died in the epidemic… the death of a martyr… if he is a believer, the person is complete.”
Magaji wrote again,
“For the good of Nigeria and Mr President… The CoS office should be split… A PPS (principal private secretary) and a humble manager of his office as CoS… It is currently too powerful for a non-elected official.”
“Nigeria is bigger than any individual… While praying for the president’s late support staff… Ours is to prevent a repeat of his non-accountable domineering era!
“In institutional democracy, no individual is bigger than the state… Our interest is to get equity and capacity in the highest position of power. It’s not personal!K
“I am not a hypocrite and I won’t pretend! While at a personal level I pray Allah to grant Abba Kyari Jannah… I sincerely believe Nigeria needed a better CoS period!”
See tweet below