Ministers Visit Late James Ocholi’s Residence

OcholiMinisters of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Wednesday paid a condolence visit to the family of their late colleague, Mr James Ocholi, at his Abuja residence, after the Federal Executive Council meeting.

The delegation, led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, assured the children that the Presidency would support the family of the late Mr Ocholi.

Also at the residence to sympathise with the family was a notable politician in Kogi State, James Faleke, who said that the late minister’s death was a great loss to Nigeria, especially to Kogi State.

Friends of the deceased described him as an upright and brave man who made a great impact within a short period of time.

The visit came after the Federal Government announced automatic employment at the Federal Ministry of Justice for Aaron, the eldest son of the late Minister.

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, revealed this to the Ocholi family when he paid them a visit to convey his and President Muhammadu Buhari’s condolence message.

He also told the family that Aaron’s other siblings would enjoy scholarships for their educational pursuits, courtesy of the Federal Government which had pledged to cushion the effect of the loss of their parents.

Presidency, Ministers Mourn Ocholi

James OcholiThe Presidential Villa has been in a sober mood as more reactions continue to pour in following the death of the Minister of State for Labour, Barrister James Ocholi, his wife and son, who were involved in a ghastly motor accident on Sunday.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geofrey Onyeama, described him as a fabulous human being and one of the friendliest in the cabinet.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina described the death as a terrible tragedy.

He said that as an active member of the Federal Executive Council, the late Ocholi will be accorded the full honours when the council sits on Wednesday.

He said that the President misses Barrister Ocholi who he reposed implicit confidence in because of the role he played during the presidential election that brought President Buhari to power.