The Director-General of Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) Timothy Olawale slumped and died in Abuja.

One of our correspondent reported that the incident happened while Olawale was in a meeting with the board of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF).

This online media also gathered that Olawale was on his seat but could not get up and died before help could get to him.

However, the NECA Secretariat also announced Olawale’s death in a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday.

The statement said: “It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Timothy Olawale, our Director-General, which occurred on Oct. 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.’’

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

The late Dr. Olawale was confirmed as the substantive Director-General of NECA in January 2019, after six months in an acting capacity.

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

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