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NECA DG, Timothy Olawale is dead



Late Director-General of NECA, Olawale Timothy

The Director-General of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Timothy Olawale has been confirmed dead after he slumped during a meeting in Abuja.

It was gathered that the late Olawale died in a hospital on Friday.

The NECA DG had been in Abuja for a meeting on Thursday with the board of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF).

He attended another meeting on Friday, when he reportedly slumped and was rushed to the hospital.


His death was announced by NECA secretariat in a statement on Saturday.

“We pray the good Lord to grant his family and us all, the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss,’’ it read.

Olawale became substantive NECA DG in January 2019, after six months in acting capacity.

He succeeded Segun Oshinowo, who retired in December 2018 after serving the association for two decades.

Olawale is survived by wife, children and relatives. The family will announce burial arrangements in due course.

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