•Transportation Minister Amaechi seen with a walking aide
Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, is now walking with the aid of crutches. Photos of him walking with the aid have been trending since he appeared with it on Friday (January 15, 2021) at the commissioning of an orphanage home and Arabic School in Kaita Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Since then, speculations have been rife regarding the circumstances surrounding the Minister’s sudden reliance on a walking aid.
Giving a clear picture of what is happening, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, a close associate of Amaechi, said he was prompted by public concern to engage the Minister, “who confirmed the verisimilitude of the trending photos, Sunday morning and said he had a hairline fracture but assured he is getting pretty better.”
Eze in a statement this evening quoted Amaechi as telling him during a conversation: “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 and working in pains and crutches simply 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.”
He nonetheless appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari “to direct Amaechi to rest a little while and allow for a quick recovery from the painful fracture because according to him, Amaechi with his level of patriotism, is ready to risk his life in the service of the Nigerian nation.”
While calling on Nigerians to continue to remember the Minister in their prayers especially, for his total recovery, Eze condemned those celebrating the temporary inconvenience involving the Minister describing them as satanic.