– Rotimi Amaechi has suffered a tiny crack in his bone
– As a result of this, he is currently walking with the use of crutches
– His aide says Amaechi was also not suffering from knee arthritis or lower motor neuron lesion
Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has suffered a hairline fracture it was gathered at the weekend. Amaechi was seen in a viral photo walking with the aid of crutches during the commissioning of an orphanage home and Arabic School in Kaita Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Though the circumstances that led to the fracture remained sketchy, a hairline fracture, according to doctors, 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.
Amaechi’s close associate and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Eze Chukwuemeka Eze confirmed the development.
He observed that some Nigerians, who gloated over the photos, concluded the Minister might be suffering from an ankle sprain while others said that he might be having either plantar fascitis, hemiplegia scissors gait or motor neuron lesion.
But Eze said 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.
The party chief said he was, however, prompted by public concern to engage the minister, who said he had a hairline fracture but assured he was getting better.