The wait is finally over for the replacement of late former Minister of state, Labour and Employment, Barrister James Ocholi from Kogi State. 

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Professor Stephen Ikani Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan from Gombe state.

President Muhammadu Buhari had sent their names to the Senate for confirmation in March.

Ocheni, a lecturer at the Kogi State University is replacing Ocholi who died in a motor accident along Kaduna-Abuja road, March 6, 2016 along side his wife and son. 

Suleiman Hassan from Gombe replaces former Minister for Environment, Amina Mohammed who has gone to serve in the United Nations as  Deputy Secretary General.