The absence of Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello from the public glare in the past two weeks has been generating concerns amongst people of the state.
Speculations were rife in many quarters that the Governor had travelled to Germany to treat an undisclosed ailment.
It was observed that the last public appearance of Governor Bello in the state was during the maiden convocation ceremony of the Federal University, Lokoja and inspection of Lokoja Water Works on October 22.
But the Director General, Media and Publicity to the Governor, Mr Kingsley Fanwo refuted claims that something went amiss with the health of the governor as been widely speculated.
Fanwo in a statement issued in Lokoja said: "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.
"To put the record straight, the Governor is hale and hearty, healthy and unwavering in his vigour to make Kogi State the Confluence of Excellence".
Fanwo urged people of the state to discountenance the rumours, adding that the governor will return on November 12 from a two weeks' break which he said was earlier approved by the Kogi State House of Assembly.
"Let me also thank the good people of Kogi State for their love and sense of solidarity", Fanwo said.