The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi 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.
Amaechi’s close associate and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, who confirmed the development, said the minister suffered a hairline fracture some weeks ago.
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 said Amaechi by walking and working in pains and crutches demonstrated his patriotic zeal and commitment in contributing towards rebuilding the country.
He appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to direct Amaechi to rest a little while and allow for a quick recovery from the painful fracture, adding that Amaechi with his level of patriotism was ready to risk his life in the service of the nation.
While asking Nigerians to continue to remember the Minister in their prayers, Eze condemned persons celebrating Amaechi’s condition, describing them as satanic.
KanyiDaily recalls that Amaechi had narrated how he was chased out of the Catholic Church in 2014 for supporting President Muhammadu Buhari, whom they alleged was trying to Islamise Nigeria.