Kano Commissioner sacked for celebrating Kyari’s death tests positive to pandemic


Kano State Ex-commissioner of Works and Infrastructural Development, Engr. Mu’az Magaji who was dismissed from servicer for celebrating the death of late Abba Kyari has also tested positive to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Magaji confirmed his COVID-19 status via a statement on his Facebook timeline on Thursday, May 7.

He also added that he has been a move to an isolation centre in the state for treatment.

The Ex-commissioner wrote, “This morning, my NCDC test is out. I have been confirmed COVID-19 positive, and have been moved to one of the state facilities.”

1st News had reported that the former commissioner was sacked after making indecent comments over the death of late Abba Kyari; Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari who died as a result of the complications of the novel coronavirus in April.

Speaking further on the sudden twist of fate, 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. Whichever applies, Alhamdulilah.”

Meanwhile, the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has revealed that the almajiri system has been dismantled in the state; while adding that over 30,000 of them had been repatriated to other states.

El-Rufai further noted that his government is also reviewing laws; in order to ensure there is no reversion to the system.

He tasked the parents of almajiris to take up their responsibilities, and send their children to school.

El-Rufai made this assertion on Wednesday, May 6; during a media interview.
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He said, “The Northern Governors Forum took a collective decision at a meeting we had about two weeks ago that we will end the almajiri system completely.

“Part of the steps we took was to return them to their states of origin. We also decided that each state government will take delivery of these almajiri; and return them to their parents and ensure that they go to school.

“We have repatriated over 30,000 almajiri from other states back to their states; and we are happy to receive any almajiri from any state of the federation that is indigenous to Kaduna.

“We have been expanding our schools, building classrooms to accommodate these children.

“It is better to cram 200 children in a classroom and give them some kind of modern education; than to allow them to waste their lives away and go around begging.

“Anything is better than this system and we are determined as northern governors to end it.”

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