Ocholi, together with his wife and son, were killed on Sunday in a car crash in Abuja-Kaduna road.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness at the death of the Minister of State for Labour, Barrister James Ocholi.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said in a statement last night that Buhari described Ocholi's death as untimely.
The presidential spokesman said Buhari regretted that Nigeria had lost a key component of the change agenda.
"Barrister Ocholi was an accomplished and patriotic Nigerian, who was keen to accept the call to service at a time his country needed him", the president was quoted as saying.
Buhari said in the few months he had been in office, the late minister had begun to distinguish himself through his commitment and dedication to his portfolio.