Sacked Kano State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructural Development ‘Engineer Mu’azu Magaji, has said his statement over the death of Abba Kyari was misunderstood.
Magaji said the late Mallam Abba Kyari was privileged to have died as a result of COVID-19, which made him a martyr according to slam. And this, the Governor of KanoState, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, considered as “unguarded utterances”.
The sacked commissioner maintained that his post on social media was misunderstood and his use of the “win-win” phrase was basically an attempt to explain the Islamic position, regarding people that died as a result of any kind of pandemic.
“I made several posts mourning Kyari’s death on my same Facebook account and through my special assistants, but the general public couldn’t commend such or claim I did such post. Rather, people capitalised on a full-phrase post that was given another set of definition and direction, as well as negativity in order to tarnish my reputation and image as a member of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s administration and his loyalist, and that of our national party, the APC.
“Our Rasul (S. A. W) assured on the path of martyrdom in Sahih al-Bukhari, Kitab al-Jihad wal-Siyar. Even Sheik Isah Ali Pantami has taken time to explain more on this. By this, the death of Mallam Abba Kyari is a big win for him, which is almost the dream of every Muslim.”
Engineer Mu’azu Magaji who insisted that he was removed from Governor Ganduje’s cabinet to appease those who took offence with his comment, also apologized over any unintentional pain he might have caused both the families of the late Chief of Staff, as well as Governor Ganduje.
Abba kyari until his death was the Chief of staff to President Muhammadu.