The Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has relieved the the Commissioner of Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Mu’azu Magaji of his appointment with immediate effect.
The Kano State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Muazu Magaji, had in his reaction to the death of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, said “Nigeria is now free.”
The commissioner, who took a swipe at the deceased in a series of Facebook post on Saturday morning, had previously wished Mr Kyari not to return as Chief of Staff to the President after testing positive for Covid-19 a few weeks ago.
According to a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, the commissioner was removed following his unguarded utterances against the person of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari.
He said as a public servant, the commissioner ought to have respect for the office by refraining from any act capable of rendering it to 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,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, the state government eulogised Kyari, stressing that he led a life worthy of emulation by serving his country to the best of his ability.