Chris Steven, Abuja
Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, James Ocholi and his son are dead.
The Minister, The Post learnt died in a road accident along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday afternoon.
Though there’s been no official announcement from government, the late Minister, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria from Kogi state, and his son were said to have died on the spot of the accident.
Eye witnesses said the accident occurred following a burst tyre of the vehicle in which the Minister, his wife, son as well as his driver were travelling. The vehicle it was gathered tumbled over a number of times, leading to the death of the Minister and everyone.
His wife and the driver are reported to be in critical condition at Doka Hospital several kilometres from Kaduna.
When contacted through his GSM phone, the Director of Media at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Lawrence Olowokere did not pick several calls made to his phone.