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The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, NECA, has announced the death of its Director-General, Timothy Olawale.

NECA Secretariat said in a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday that Mr Olawale passed on, on Friday, October 1 in a hospital in Abuja.

“It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Dr Timothy Olawale, our Director-General, which occurred on October 1 2021 at a hospital in Abuja.

“He is survived by his wife, children and other relatives; we pray the good Lord to grant his family and us all, the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss,” it stated.

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The statement added that the association was in contact with the family and more information would be communicated in due course.

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the late Mr Olawale was confirmed as the substantive Director-General of NECA in January 2019, after six months in acting capacity.

He succeeded Segun Oshinowo, who retired in December 2018 after serving the association for 19 years.

NAN

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