The remains of James Ocholi, the Minister of state for Labour and Employment,his wife and son, who died in a car accident, were on Friday, laid to rest amidst weeping, wailing and eulogies from family members, friends, colleagues and associates.
Mr. Ocholi was buried alongside his wife, Blessing, and son, Joshua, in their family home in Abocho, Biraidu District, Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The three family members died in an auto crash on March 6, on the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
Speaking at the funeral service, the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, described the three deceased family members as “saints called home by the creator”.
He urged Nigerians to imbibe the scriptural injunction that in all circumstances, thanks should be given to God.
Mr. Osinbajo said Mr. Ocholi, Blessing and Joshua played their parts in the vineyard of the Lord in diverse manners but all towards the common goal of advancing the kingdom of God.
He stressed the need to be grateful to God for giving them the grace.
Bishop John Ibenu of Chapel of Freedom International, Lokoja, who represented Archbishop Sam Amaga of Foundation Faith Church, led other officiating ministers in the funeral service.
He urged Christians to be prepared for the imminent end.
In his homily titled “The Invitation You Could not Resist,” Mr. Ibenu urged the people to make their ways right with God before the invitation, which could neither be deferred nor resisted.
Some members of the Federal Executive Council, lawyers, judges, friends and family members attended the burial.