ABBA KYARI: Kano Governor Sacks Commissioner Who Celebrated The Death Of The Chief Of Staff To President Buhari.

Ganduje, Kyari & Muazu.

The Governor of Kano State, Umar Ganduje, has sacked the state’s Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mu’azu Magaji, for celebrating the death of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.


This was made known by the Director-General, Media and Communications, Kano State Government, Salihu Yakasai, through his Twitter handle, @Dawisu, where he announced the dismissal of Magaji over his “unguarded utterances” was with immediate effect.

He said that “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” who died on Friday after contracting the coronavirus and laid to rest at Gudu Cemetery in Abuja, on Saturday, in accordance with Islamic rites.

The sacked Commissioner had taken to his Facebook page to celebrate Kyari’s demise, describing it as freedom for Nigeria according to The PUNCHs. 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” and in a subsequent post, Mu’azu Magaji said the office of the Chief of Staff to the President is too powerful and it should be broken into two.

He wrote, “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” and continued with “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! “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!”