Naij.com has obtained photos from the scene of the fatal accident that killed James Ocholi, Nigeria’s minister of state for labour and productivity and his son. Mr. Ocholi’s wife who was also involved in the crash has been hospitalized; she is said to be in critical condition.
According to a witness, the accident occurred some 45 kilometers to Kaduna town where the minister of state was headed.
James Ocholi was appointed Minister by President Muhammadu Buhari in November 2015.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has described Mr Ocholi’s death as a great loss to Nigeria, his family and the Nigerian Bar Association.
Bisi Kazeem, spokesperson of the agency, confirmed to NAN that the corpse was taken to the hospital along with two others.
He died in a ghastly motor accident on his way from Kaduna to Abuja on Sunday.
“The minister and two other occupants died eventually, while four people were injured”, he said.
Confirming the development via his official Facebook page, the Kaduna State governor Mallam Nasir El -Rufai described the incident as a ‘sad development’. Earlier, the death of Minister Ocholi and his son were announced.
Governor Yahaya prayed for the repose of his soul.