As part of efforts to support the children left behind by the late Minister of State for Labour, Mr James Ocholi (SAN), the Federal Government has announced automatic employment at the Federal Ministry of Justice for Aaron, his eldest son.
Some of the immediate family members during the visit
The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, revealed this to the Ocholi family when he paid a visit to his Kado Estate residence at about 3:00pm on Tuesday, to convey his and President Muhammadu Buhari’s condolence message.
He also disclosed that Aaron’s other siblings would enjoy scholarships for their educational pursuits,
courtesy of the Federal Government who has pledged to cushion the effect of the loss of their parents.
The Minister added that the Senior Advocate was a very critical part of the change effort of the Federal Government.
He said that President Buhari personally mandated him to inform the family of the late Minister that his administration would do all within its power to ensure he is not missed.
Mr Malami consoled them that death was a necessary end that was bound to happen, adding that God in his infinite mercy had a reason for allowing them to depart the way they did.
“I am here to convey Mr President’s condolence message and he has asked me to personally inform you that you have been given automatic employment in the Federal Ministry of Justice. The employment letter is in process and you can resume work after now”, he told Ocholi’s eldest son.
“Your father was a very hardworking and conscientious member of the Federal Executive Council who was very passionate and worked hard for the realisation of the change agenda of this government.
“Indeed, it is a sad moment for all of us and the vacuum which his death has created is not only for the family, but the leadership as well. He was a great pillar in the struggle which brought this administration to power. He played a major role in the merger process,” the AGF said.
The deceased and his family were returning from a private visit in Kaduna.
The burial arrangement according to family sources, is scheduled to come up on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, (March 16th, 17th and 18th, 2016).
Meanwhile the Federal Executive council has fixed Wednesday,9th March 2016, for his Validictory session.