Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has sacked Muazu Magaji, commissioner of works and infrastructure, following his comments on the death of Mallam Abba Kyari.
On Friday, the Nigerian government announced the death of Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The deceased was laid to rest on Saturday in Abuja according to Islamic rites.
In a series of posts on his Facebook page, Magaji was said to have made vile remarks over Kyari’s death.
“Win win … Nigeria is free and Abba Kyari dies in epidemic… The martyrdom of man is perfect!” one of his posts read.
In another post, he said: “I am not a hypocrite and I won’t pretend! While at personal level I pray Allah grant Abba Kyari Jannah…I sincerely believe Nigeria needed a better CoS period!”
In a statement, Muhammad Garba, commissioner for information, announced that Magaji was sacked due to his unguarded utterances.
“Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has relieved the appointment of the commissioner of Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Mu’azu Magaji with immediate effect,” he 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.
“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.”