The Minister of state for Labour and Productivity, and one of the key members of President Buhari’s cabinet, James Ocholi died in a fatal motor accident along the Kaduna-Abuja express road on Sunday afternoon 6th March 2016.
He died along with his son while his wife who was in Coma after the accident was later confirmed dead too.
The Minister and his family were reported to be heading to Abuja from Kaduna.
Spokesperson of the Federal Roads Safety Corps, Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the accident, saying: “The minister and two other occupants died eventually, while four people were injured.”
President Buhari is yet to react to the news or offer thoughts on his replacement.