OrderPaperToday – Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Mr. James Ocholi on Sunday.
In a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr. Turaki Hassan, Dogara expressed shock at the incidence and said the country has lost a patriot and a perfect gentleman.
He said: “I am shocked by the news of sudden demise of Mr. Ocholi, his wife and son in a ghastly motor accident on Sunday.”
“We have lost one of our finest lawyers, dogged fighter and a committed progressive. The legal profession has lost one of its best.
“The death of the Ocholis is a big tragedy and only God will give comfort and solace to the immediate family. We share in the pains and our prayers are with them at this difficult moment.
“My special condolence goes to the president who has lost one of his strong political allies and a shining star in the present administration.
“I pray almighty God to grant their souls eternal rest and the family the fortitude to bear the loss.”