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Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has revealed why he uses crutches.
He spoke through an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Chukwuemeka Eze.
The former Rivers Governor was seen with a walking aid during the commissioning of an orphanage home and Arabic School in Kaita Local Government Area of Katsina State last Friday.
In a statement on Monday, Eze revealed the circumstances surrounding the development.
He said Nigerians had been wondering whether Amaechi was suffering from an ankle sprain, knee arthritis, plantar fasciitis, hemiplegia scissors gait or motor neuron lesion.
Eze disclosed that he reached out to the former governor to get the true state of the situation.
The associate said the Minister told him he had a hairline fracture but assured he is getting better.
He quoted Amaechi as saying:
“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”.
Eze noted that walking with crutches demonstrates “the patriotic zeal and commitment of the Minister in contributing towards rebuilding Nigeria to suit the fancy of the founding fathers of our nation”.