FG offers employment, scholarship to Ocholi's children

By The Citizen
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The Federal Government has offered automatic jobs and scholarships to the surviving children of the late Minister of State for Labour, Mr. James Ocholi (SAN), who died in a motor accident along Kaduna-Abuja Expressway on Sunday.

The Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Salihu Isah,‎ said this in a statement on Tuesday.

Ocholi's wife, Blessing, and his son, Joshua, also died in the accident.

Isah said that the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), revealed the government's plan for the surviving children, of the deceased Senior Advocate of Nigeria, 'to cushion the effect of their father's death', during a condolence visit to the Ocholi family in Kado Estate, Abuja on Tuesday.

The AGF, who was said to have during his visit to the bereaved family at about 3pm, conveyed his and President Muhammadu Buhari's condolence messages to the Ocholis.

The AGF offered a job in the Federal Ministry of Justice to one of Ocholi's son, Aaron.

Malami was also said to have disclosed that Aaron's siblings would enjoy scholarships for their educational pursuits.

The statement quoted the AGF as saying, '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.'

Malami described the late Senior Advocate of Nigeria as 'a very critical part of the change effort of the Federal Government‎'.

H‎e added, '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. ' Punch