Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has sustained an injury leading to the encasement of his right leg in Plaster of Paris (POP). He was treated at an Abuja hospital.
Bello sustained an injury last Thursday before the burial of the Deputy Majority leader of the House of Representatives, Buba Jibril, in Lokoja.
Eyewitnesses said the governor, while alighting from his vehicle, missed his step.
He was reportedly moved to a private hospital in Abuja for treatment, and was represented by his deputy, Elder Simon Achuba.
A statement by his Director-General on Media and Publicity, Kingsly Fanwo, said Bello injured his left foot while alighting from a vehicle.
He, however, debunked news that the governor was hospitalised.
The statement reads: “We wish to refute rumours that the governor is either hospitalised or otherwise incapacitated. The governor missed his step last Friday while alighting from a vehicle and injured his left foot.
“He was treated by his doctors, who bandaged the leg and discharged him.
“We thank supporters and well-wishers who reached us to ask after his wellbeing. The governor is doing very well and will be at work after the Easter holidays.”