Ganduje sacks commissioner for ‘celebrating’ Abba Kyari’s death

Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje has relieved the appointment of the commissioner of Works and Infrastructure Mu’azu Magaji with immediate effect over what the government called “unguarded utterances” against late Abba Kyari.

A statement signed by the commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba said as a public servant, the commissioner ought to have respect of the office by refraining from any act capable of rendering the office in disrepute.

The action of a public servant, personal or otherwise reflects back on the government and therefore, the Ganduje administration would not tolerate people in official capacities engaging in personal vendetta or otherwise.

Magaji had posted severally on Facebook, referring to the political influence of Kyari, the position he held, the end of an “era” and the need for a better chief of staff.


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In one, he wrote, “Win win. Nigeria is free. Abba Kyari ya mutu a cikin annoba.”

Magaji announced his removal in a Facebook post, saying he remained grateful and appreciate the “difficult decision” taken by the state governor.

He said he was grateful for the opportunity to serve Kano.

“I remain every inch a Loyalist to HE as my Governor and will do everything in my power to protect his Government.”

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