By Johnny Edward:
Nigeria Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung is mourning the passing away of his colleague and friend, Minister of the State for Labour,James Ocholi who died in an auto crash on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria
Ocholi 55, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria from Kogi state and his son died on the spot of the accident along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday afternoon, Completesportsnigeria.com
"The sorrow of the faithful is not that of permanent loss, but the tender sense of sadness that comes in saying good-bye for now to someone we love. You were such a great friend with cheerful friendly smile always," Dalung wrote on his facebook wall.
"So very sad…, I am deeply sobered.
"May today's sorrow give way to the peace and comfort of God's love. Amen.Adieu my friend."
Reports from the scene of the incident said the minister’s car had a burst tyre before somersaulting several times.
His driver and wife were in critical condition at Doka clinic several kilometres from Kaduna.
Ocholi attended Ochaja Secondary School, and the University of Jos.
He graduated from the Nigerian Law School in 1986 and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar the same year.