Late Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi
  • JOHESU expresses shock

Before his untimely death, late Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi, SAN, was on the verge of brokering peace between the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and the federal government.

The meeting between JOHESU and government last Wednesday was the last official engagement by the Kogi State-born legal luminary.

Confirming Ocholi’s last public function with JOHESU, the union President, Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah, said the meeting went on smoothly. Josiah praised the negotiating skills of Ocholi who was already close to resolving the crisis bedevilling the union and government.

He told THISDAY: “Such a good man should not die like that.” Josiah who was devastated by the incident expressed shock at the sudden death of the minister.

Ocholi was also said to have held a meeting last week with officials of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) to address complaints by the union.