Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transport, has disclosed why he uses crutches.

He spoke via the president, Chukwuemeka Eze, of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

During the commissioning of an orphanage home and Arabic School last Friday in Kaita Local Government Area of Katsina State, the former Rivers Governor was seen with a walking help.

Eze unveiled the circumstances surrounding the production in a statement on Monday.

He said Nigerians wondered if Amaechi suffered from an ankle sprain, knee arthritis, plantar fasciitis, gait of hemiplegia scissors, or lesion of the motor neuron.

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”.


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