The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has received reports on the cause of the accident that claimed the lives of the Minister of State for Employment, James Ocholi, his wife and son on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway on Sunday.
Briefing the Council on their finding on Wednesday, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, said that beyond the burst tyres, the driver of the Minister sped excessively, his application of brakes was bad, there was no trye maintenance and he also didn’t use his seat belt.
Investigations also showed that the Minister’s driver’s licence was not found on the data base of the Road Safety Corps.
President Muhammadu Buhari, while paying tribute to the Minister, narrated his experience with the Minister, his contributions towards his emergence as President.
He described him as a humble chap that would be missed in the cabinet.
While the Minister of State for Niger Delta described Ocholi as a strong minded, lovely and fearless being, the Minister of Water Resources urged his colleagues to imbibe the lessons learnt from his death.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in her tribute, described Ocholi as a family man whose exit is tragic.
The Federal Government also extended sincere condolences to the people of Kogi State and prayed that the memories he left behind would always be a legacy.
The burial has tentatively been fixed for March 16, 17 and 18.