Kogi - The Kogi State government has declared three days of mourning in the state in respect of the late Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi, his son, wife and orderly who died in a ghastly motor accident.
The minister died alongside his son, wife and orderly in a road accident along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
In a statement signed by Abdulkarim Abdulmalik, Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Strategy and made available to journalists in Lokoja on Sunday, the governor of the state, Yahaya Bello said the demise of Barrister Ocholi and members of his family is a monumental loss to the state and the country in general.
While expressing shock over the death of the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Barrister James Ocholi, SAN, the governor described the late Ocholi as a pragmatic, dynamic, humane and brilliant law officer, who was known around the world for his dexterous approach to legal and political issues.
He said the late minister was one of the most unswerving constitutional lawyers Nigeria has ever produced.
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He recollected how the late minister joined other progressive minded individuals around the country to build the pillars of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He further stated that the late Minister was a detribalized Nigerian who believed in the oneness of the nation, summing up his death as an irreparable loss to Kogi State and the nation at large.
- News 24