The governor of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has been admitted into a hospital in Germany for eye surgery.
A senior official in the state who pleaded anonymous revealed that Bello travelled with some close aides and officials for the surgery.
The source revealed this following speculation that the governor’s health was in a critical condition.
The governor’s spokesperson, Kingsley Fanwo, had denied that his boss was ill, saying, “My attention has been drawn to the spurious rumour that there are concerns over the health of the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
“I want to state clearly here for the avoidance of doubt that the rumour lacks any iota of truth. It is a reflection of the depth the enemies of Kogi state have gone in their desperate angst against fate.
“The governor is hale and hearty, healthy and unwavering in his vigour to make Kogi state the Confluence of Excellence.”
However, the source, according to the The Punch said, “The governor is not missing as being speculated. The fact is that he has an eye problem and he decided to travel to Germany for medical treatment.
“He actually travelled with some close aides, including about two or three commissioners. He is expected back in the state within two weeks, after he might have recovered from the effects of the surgery on his eyes.”
It was learnt that some of the cabinet members, including commissioners and special advisers, spent more time in Abuja, than in Lokoja, where they have their offices.
“The commissioners and special advisers were just appointed to do nothing, because no money was allocated to their offices for the implementation of the budget. This is due to the fact that Kogi State is broke,” a source stated.