As part of efforts to ensure succour comes the way of the children of 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.
This is just as the Federal Executive Council will dedicate today’s meeting as expected to pay special tribute to the late minister as one of its active member.
Comrade Salihu Othman Isah, Special Adviser to the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN in a press statement made available Tuesday in Abuja.
Isah hinted that the AGF revealed this to the Ocholi family when he paid a sympathy visit to his Kado Estate residence at around 3.00pm to convey his and President Buhari’s condolence message.
The AGF also disclosed that Aaron’s other siblings are to enjoy scholarships for their educational pursuits courtesy of the Federal Government who has pledged to cushion the effect of the loss.
He said the late Senior Advocate of Nigeria was a very critical part of the change effort of the Federal Government.
Malami disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari personally mandated him to inform the family of the late minister that his administration will do all within its power to ensure he is not missed.
He however, enjoined them that death is a necessary end that is bound to happen, adding that God in his infinite mercy had a reason for allowing them to go 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 late 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 also recalled that even as far back as during the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), late Ocholi was one of those who stood strong behind President Buhari and was one of those who took part in the judicial struggle afterward in an effort to claim the presidential mandate at the election tribunal up to the Supreme Court at that time.
Malami therefore prayed for his departed soul to rest in peace.
Comrade Salihu Othman Isah
Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the
Honourable Attorney General and Minister of Justice