Dismissed Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in Kano State, Engineer Mu’azu Magaji has tested positive for COVID-19.
It happened less than three weeks after he lost his job for celebrating on Facebook over the death of Malam Abba Kyari, President Buhari’s chief of staff.
Kyari died on 17 April in Lagos, of coronavirus complications. He was buried in Abuja on 18 April.
Now things have turned round and Magaji is now hoping he does not end up in Gudu Cemetery Abuja like Abba Kyari.
Magaji in a Facebook post on Thursday, revealed his coronavirus status: “Dear all, I do truly apologize to you not getting across to me on phone or messages.
“I have been indispose due to ongoing health challenges some of us going through in Kano. In Sha Allah it will be well.
“This morning my NCDC test is out. I have been confirmed COVID-19 positive and have been moved to one of the state facilities… pray for us.”
His special assistant Musslihu Yusuf Ali, in another Facebook post said Magaji suffered persistent headache, cough and fever for three days before he called the NCDC hotline requesting for a test.
He is now in isolation at the Muhammadu Buhari Hospital Giginyu, he said.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje dismissed Magaji on 18 April for the Facebook posts that appeared to mock Kyari.