The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has expressed shock over the death of the Director General of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, NECA, Timothy Olawale.
In a condolence message to NECA,the Minister expressed his heartfelt sympathy to the family of Olawole, while comforting them with the soothing words of Thomas Moore, saying, ” earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal”.
In another message, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC says It was with great shock that the Labour movement received
the news of the sudden demise of the Director-General of NECA, Timothy Olawale.
In a message signed by NLC President Dr. Ayuba Wabba notes that Timothy Olawale demonstrated a high level of
professionalism and camadarie with other social partners especially
labour and that he was always very objective in dealing with matters of
industrial relations as his work ethos were justice and equity.
The NECA D.G., Timothy Olawale died on Friday, October 1 in a hospital in Abuja, after he slumped.
Olawale was confirmed as the substantive Director-General of NECA in January 2019, after six months in
He succeeded Segun Oshinowo, who retired in December 2018 after serving the association for 19 years.
NECA is the umbrella body for the organised private sector employers in Nigeria.
PRESS RELEASE 02/10/2021
LABOUR MINISTER EXPRESSS SHOCK OVER THE DEATH OF DG OF NECA, TIMOTHY OLAWALE
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has expressed shock over the death of the Director General of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), Dr. Timothy Olawale.
In a condolence message to the association, the Minister said, “ we heard with shock the unexpected news of the death of the Director General of NECA, Dr. Timothy Olaware. We are sorry for your loss and convey our heartfelt sympathy to your Organisation, NECA, and its entire affiliate Employers’ associations.”
Quoting Seneca, a Roman Philosopher, Ngige said, the Wise Man will live as long as he ought, not as long as he can”.
While extending deep condolences to NECA and to the family of Olaware, Ngige comforted them with the soothing words of Thomas Moore, saying, ” earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal”
“May you all find strength in each other as you mourn your loved one and may your many memories of him help to sustain you at this most difficult time,” he added.
He prayed God Almighty to grant him eternal rest.
Deputy Director Press and Public Relations
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