Nigeria’s late Minister of state for Labour, James Ocholi, who died on Sunday alongside his wife and son in a car accident, will be buried on March 18.
This was disclosed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal, during a tribute session organized in honour of the minister by the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday.
Lawal revealed that the funeral rites of the deceased will hold between March 16 and March 18 starting with a service of songs which will hold on March 16 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
He also said the body of Mr. Ocholi, his wife, Blessing, and son, Joshua, would depart the National Hospital Abuja on March 17, for his home town, Dekina, in Kogi state where a Christian Wake will hold at 6pm.
Lawal said the burial will hold on March 18 by 12 noon at the Dekina hometown of the Ocholis in Kogi state.
The SGF said he is currently chairing a 13-member burial committee that is saddled with the responsibility of organising a befitting burial for the deceased.
Meanwhile, the SGF, also announced that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the children of the late minister who are university graduates be given immediate employment, while those in school should be given scholarship up to university level.
Two of four children left behind by Mr. Ocholi are university graduates, while one is a student of Covenant University, and the last child is a secondary school student in SS 1.
The accident, which claimed the lives of the three family members, occurred on Kaduna-Abuja road on Sunday.
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