FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Musa Bello


By Jaiyeola Andrews

FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of the Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi.

Also, the former Governor of Kogi State, Capt. Idris Wada expressed shock on Ocholi’s demise, condoling the family of the deceased.

In his statement, Wada said the demise of Ocholi, his wife and son was a monumental loss to Kogi State and the entire nation.

Condoling with the deceased’s family, the former governor said they should take solace in God and prayed God to grant the departed eternal life.

He equally prayed that God should grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

The FCT minister said in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Abubakar Sani, that he received with shock and a deep sense of loss the news of the minister’s death, adding that more saddening was the fact that he died along with his wife and son in the fatal car crash which occurred along the Abuja – Kaduna road on Sunday.

Bello described Ocholi as an exceptional team player and a loyalist to
the core, stressing that his commitment to President Muhammadu Buhari’s change agenda was unwavering and he remained passionate about it until his last breath.

The minister appealed to the President to take solace in the fact that
Ocholi died while working assiduously to actualise his dream of a better Nigeria championed by this administration.

He lamented that Nigeria and indeed all Nigerians will miss the late minister’s contributions to national development which he has demonstrated during his short but memorable stay in office.

Bello urged the people of Kogi State to accept Ocholi’s demise as
destined by God Almighty and prayed that his soul will rest in perfect