President Buhari described the Minister of State for Labour’s death as untimely, regretting that Nigeria has lost a key component of the CHANGE agenda.

242b7cac26b02f080edc3ea8e0e494ba_M“Barrister Ocholi was an accomplished and patriotic Nigerian, who was keen to accept the call to service at a time his country needed him,” President Buhari said, adding that in the few months he had been in office, the late minister of state had already begun to distinguish himself through his commitment and dedication to his portfolio.

“The entire country mourns the loss of this great man, who has sadly left us when we need him most,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Sector Commander, of FRSC, Francis Udoma has revealed that the Minister and his son died on the spot, while the wife was rushed to the nearest Hospital, Doka General Hospital, about 15 kilomoters away from the accident scene where she also died.
According to him “The rear tyre bust and the vehicle, somersaulted into the bush. The minister and his son died on the spot, the wife died in the government hospital in Doka, Kaduna. “His driver, the Chief Detail, the Orderly and the P.A (Personal Assistant ) were injured and are receiving treatment” Udoma said.

President Buhari has also sent the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engineer David Babachir to formally convey the news to members of the deceased family as well as parishioners in his place of worship.

The FRSC said on Sunday that the remains of the late Minister of State for Labour, Mr James Ocholi, has been deposited at the morgue of the National Hospital, Abuja.



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