Ocholi was a patriotic Nigerian – Buhari

Ocholi was a patriotic Nigerian – Buhari
March 06 20:32 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness over the death of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr. James Ocholi, who together with his wife and son were killed in a car crash along Kaduna-Abuja road

In a condolence message, the President described Ocholi’s death as untimely, regretting that Nigeria has lost a key component of the change agenda.

“Barrister Ocholi was an accomplished and patriotic Nigerian, who was keen to accept the call to service at a time his country needed him,” he said.

The President said in the few months he had been in office, the deceased had already begun to distinguish himself through his commitment and dedication to his portfolio.

The President also condoled with deceased’s family, the government and people of Kogi State for the lost a distinguished and irreplaceable son.

He prayed that God would comfort them and grant them the grace to bear the loss.

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

The President 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.