Wednesday, March 9, 2016 8:08 pm
Nigeria’s Federal Government has inaugurated a 13-man burial committee for the final rites for James Ocholi, the minister of state for labour and employment, who died on Sunday, along with his wife and son.
The committee comprises ministers, Ocholi’s family members and his church members.
Government Secretary, Babachir David Lawal stated that burial arrangements had been concluded in collaboration with the late minister’s family, as directed by the President.
“As soon as we got his directive, we set up a burial committee comprising 13 people, drawn from government, the family of the deceased and his church.
“After series of meetings, the burial rites will hold from March 16 to 18 March.
“On the March 16, there will be a service of songs at the International Conference Centre Abuja by 7:00 p.m. the corpses will leave Abuja on Thursday.
“A wake keep will be held in his hometown in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi by 6:00 p.m. same day while the internment will hold by 12:00 p.m. on Friday 18 March.”
President Buhari later signed the condolence register, as the ministers took their turns to pay tributes to their departed colleague.