After appearing to mock the death of late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, sacked Kano State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructures Development, Engineer Muaz Magaji, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Mr. Magaji announced the development through his verified Facebook timeline, adding that he has been moved to one of the isolation centres in the state.
“This morning, my NCDC test is out. I have been confirmed COVID-19 positive, and have been moved to one of the state facilities,” he wrote.
Magaji drew the ire of Nigerians for his Facebook post following Kyari’s demise, saying “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!”.
This prompted his sack with a statement signed by the commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba to that effect scolding his “unguarded utterances against the person of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari.”
Garba said “as a public servant, the commissioner ought to have respect the profanity of the office by refraining from any act capable of rendering the office to disrepute.”
Speaking further on the sudden twist of fate, Mr. Magaji said “going through a historical moment of our time, a time we will either live to remember or we will be remembered having lived in. Which ever applies, Alhamdulilah.”
The development came on a day Kano recorded 30 new cases bringing the toll of COVID-19 patients in the state to 427.
The Kano ministry of health tweet on Thursday morning that #COVID19KN Update as at 12:02am 7th May 2020, 30 new cases of #COVID19Kano cases confirmed.
It revealed that the “total confirmed cases in @KanostateNg are now 427, as the ministry disclosed “3 additional #COVID19Kano patients were successfully discharged, while “5 #COVID19Kano deaths were recorded. “