Federal Government yesterday announced it would offer automatic employment at the Federal Ministry of Justice to the eldest son of the late Minister of State for Labour, Mr. James Ocholi (SAN), Aaron. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), who made the revelation yesterday while addressing Ocholi’s family when he paid a sympathy visit to his Kado Estate residence to convey President Muhammadu Buhari’s condolence message to the family, also said the late minister’s other children would get automatic scholarship.
This is coming few hours after the Federal Executive Council announced that it would dedicate today’s meeting for special tribute to the late minister as one of its active members. According to Malami, Aaron’s other siblings are to enjoy scholarships for their educational pursuits, courtesy of the Federal Government, which has pledged to cushion the effect of the loss. Malami said the late Senior Advocate of Nigeria was a very critical part of the change effort of the Federal Government. Malami disclosed that President Buhari personally mandated him to inform the family of the late minister that his administration would do all within its power to ensure he is not missed. He however, enjoined them that death is a necessary end that is bound to happen, adding that God in his infinite mercy has a reason for allowing them to go the way they did. “I am here to convey Mr. President’s condolence message and he has asked me to personally inform you that you have been given automatic employment in the Federal Ministry of Justice. The employment letter is in process and you can resume work after now.
“Your father was a very hardworking and conscientious member of the Federal Executive Council who was very passionate and worked hard for the realisation of the change agenda of this government. “Indeed, it is a sad moment for all of us and the vacuum which his death has created is not only for the family, but the leadership as well. He was a great pillar in the struggle which brought this administration to power. He played a major role in the merger process,” he told Ocholi’s eldest son. The AGF also recalled that even as far back as during the Congress for Progressive Change, the late Ocholi was one of those who stood strong behind President Buhari and was one of those who took part in the judicial struggle afterwards in an effort to claim the presidential mandate right from the election tribunal up to the Supreme Court at that time. Malami therefore prayed for his departed soul to rest in peace