Ocholi Enojo James (SAN), a Visionary Nigerian and motivational leader have served his Community, State and Nation relentlessly and selflessly, with integrity and high acumen. These exceptional qualities has endeared him to the people of Kogi State and propelled them to elect him as the flag bearer of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Kogi State 2011 governorship election.
Ocholi Enojo James (SAN), is the Honourable Minister of state Labour and Employment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a legal luminary and community mobilizer with exceptional and visionary leadership skill.
He is a graduate of the Nigeria law School in 1986, holds (LLB) HONS from the University of Jos, Plateau State in 1985.
Until his expedition into politics he was the Principal Partner and head of Chambers, Ocholi James (SAN) & Associates, had his pupilage in the law firm of Richard Efa & Co. (Calabar) and D.D. Abutu & Co. (Idah), a Legal adviser and solicitor to Government, Parastatals, Financial Institutions and Corporate bodies, James Ocholi is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), and reputable international negotiator with experience in litigation in civil and admiralty matters, election petitions, criminal and commercial cases.
He has operated at various helms of affairs ranging from the private sector, to the academics, legal and political arenas, serving as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Salem University, Chairman, Disciplinary Committee Nigeria Bar Association, General Secretary, Nigeria Bar Association Lokoja Chapter, Kogi State, National Secretary, Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship International including Chairman, Constitution and INEC Compliance Committee of Merger Committee of All Progressive Congress, Deputy National Legal Adviser, All Progressive Congress (APC), amongst others.
His outstanding leadership qualities and excellent performance in positions held, has accorded him several recognition and awards among which are: Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Notary Public of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, including Ambassador of Conscience and Notary Personality.
Ocholi Enojo James was appointed Minister of State, Labour and Employment in November 11, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR. He is a member of the Federal Executives Council, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He is married to Blessing Ocholi (Mrs.) and their marriage is blessed with five children.