Nigeria’s labour minister Ocholi is dead. The minister reportedly died today in an accident on his way to Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital territory. Aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, also shared his thoughts on the incident this afternoon, tweeting that he and the late minister still met on Friday.
The incident occurred along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday afternoon with the driver and wife also died at Doka clinic which is several kilometres from Kaduna.
The minister’s car reportedly had a burst tyre on the run and somersaulted several times before the death was confirmed. Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of Information and Culture, when contacted, noted that he was away in Lagos and was trying to confirm the incident. The senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, however, stated that the presidency had been informed, adding: “We are trying to issue a statement on the matter.”