Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi was spotted walking with crutches over the weekend after suffering a hairline fracture which is a tiny crack in a bone caused by repetitive stress or force often from overuse and mostly caused by repeatedly jumping up and down or running long distances.
The Minister walked with the aid of crutches during the commissioning of an orphanage home and Arabic School in Kaita Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Amaechi’s close associate and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Eze Chukwuemeka Eze lashed out at Nigerians who gloated over the photos and further stated that the former Rivers Governor neither had hemiplegia scissors gait, planter fasciitis, knee arthritis or lower motor neuron lesion.
He told The Nation;
“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 who appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to direct Amaechi to rest a little while and allow for a quick recovery from the painful fracture, added that by walking and working in pains and crutches, the Minister demonstrated his patriotic zeal and commitment in contributing towards rebuilding the country.