Paul Obi in Abuja
The federal government on Tuesday officially announced the funeral programme of the late Minister of State for Labour and Employment, James Enojo Ocholi (SAN), his wife, Blessing, and son, Joshua, who died in a fatal road accident along Kaduna-Abuja highway on March 6, 2016.
According to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachir David Lawal, who is also the chairman of the burial planning committee, “The three-day funeral programme will commence on, March 16, 2016, with special court session at the National Industrial Court in Abuja, followed by a service of songs at National Christian Centre, Abuja, later in the evening.”
Also, a statement from the Minister of Labour and Employment signed by the Director of Press, Mr. Samuel Olowookere, said: “The bodies will leave the National Hospital Abuja on March 17, 2016, for another special court session at Kogi State High Court of Justice, Lokoja, after which the remains will depart Lokoja for Abocho, Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State where Christian wake, tributes, praise, worship and testimonies will take place.
“The late minister, his wife, Blessing and son, Joshua will lie in state at their country home in Abocho on March 17, 2016, where funeral service is also slated for 10a.m at the L.G.E.A. Primary School.
“They will be buried immediately after the funeral service in their country home,” the Olowookere stressed.