Kogi State government yesterday debunked claims in certain quarters that the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, is incapacitated and has been hospitalised.
A statement signed by director general of media and publicity to the governor, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, noted that Governor Bello only fell off while alighting from his official car on Friday, March 30, and injured his left foot.
Fanwo said the governor was promptly treated by his doctors, who bandaged the leg and discharged him almost immediately.
According to the DG, the incident happened at the old market area in Lokoja when the governor was waiting to receive the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
The Speaker had visited Lokoja for the burial of Mr Umar Buba Jibril, a member of the House of Representatives, who died in Abuja last Friday.
“The injury prevented the governor from attending the burial of Jibril. He was represented by his deputy, Mr Simon Achuba,” the statement added.
The statement further thanked the governor’s supporters for their concern over his health, saying that Bello was doing well and would resume work after the Easter holidays.