March 5, 2017

Biography, lecture for late minister, James Ocholi

Biography, lecture for late minister, James Ocholi

Late Minister, Ocholi

By Soni Daniel

One year after ghastly accident that claimed his life, James Ocholi, former Minister of State for Labour and Employment, is to be remembered at a special event to mark his demise.

The event will be a special public lecture and presentation of a biography in hi honour.

Ocholi died along with his wife, Blessing, and son, Joshua, on the Abuja-Kaduna Highway last year.

Late Minister, Ocholi

The biography, which is written by Dr. Dan Ogun, a lawyer and former Special Political Adviser to the late minister, will be presented at the NAF Conference and Events Centre, Jahi, on Monday (tomorrow) March 6, 2017, with Professor Kabir Mato as the Special Guest Lecturer.

A statement by the Chairman of the Planning Committee, Dr. Dan Ogun, said that the proceeds from the event would be used for the funding of the Ocholi James Trust for Good Governance and Value Orientation and subsequent lecture series.

The group believes that it is the moral duty of Nigeria and posterity to hold in trust the values, vision and passion for which Ocholi James, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, lived and died and to sustain such legacies.

Ocholi, a renowned legal practitioner and former minister, died on his way to Kaduna on March 3, 2016, shortly after being named as minister of state for Labour and Employment by President Muhammadu Buhari.