Funeral for late minister, wife, son commences tomorrow

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The funeral programme for late James Ocholi (SAN), Minister of State for Labour and Employment, his wife, Blessing and son, Joshua, will commence on Wednesday, March 16.

This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, March 15, by the Deputy Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr Samuel Olowookere.

It said the activities will commence with a special court session at the National Industrial Court and will be followed by a service of songs at the National Christian Centre, both in Abuja.

The bodies will leave the National Hospital, Abuja on Thursday, March 17, for another special court session at Kogi State High Court, Lokoja .

The statement added that the remains will depart Lokoja for Abocho, Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi state for Christian wake, tributes, praise worship and testimonies.

They will lie in state at his country home with funeral service slated for 10a.m. at the L.G.E.A Primary School on Friday, March 18.

The statement said the trio will be committed to mother earth immediately after the funeral service in their country home.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal, is the Chairman of the Burial Planning Committee.

Ocholi alongside his wife, and second son, died on Sunday, March 6, 2016, after the SUV they were travelling in somersaulted severally following a tyre burst along the Kaduna-Abuja Road.

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