Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has suffered a hairline fracture also known as stress fracture, his associate Eze Eze has said.
Over the weekend, Mr Amaechi appeared in viral photos on social media walking with the aid of crutches during the commissioning of an orphanage home and Arabic school in Kaita Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Mr Eze, however, said on Monday that the former Rivers governor neither had hemiplegia scissors gait nor planter fasciitis, adding that Amaechi was also not suffering from knee arthritis or lower motor neuron lesion.
He said he spoke with the minister who confirmed he was getting better.
“I had a hairline fracture on 31st December, 2020 but I have been working with it all these weeks before the public pictures showing me with crutches. Nobody should express any fear as my doctors are on top of it,” he quoted Amaechi as saying.
Eze said the minister, who is performing his duties despite being injured, has demonstrated his patriotic zeal and commitment in contributing towards rebuilding the country.