Ngige, NLC mourn Director-General of NECA, Timothy Olawale

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris’s Ngige and the leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, have expressed shock over the death of Olawale.

Senator Ngige in a condolence message to the association, 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.”

On its part, NLC in a statement by its President, Ayuba Wabba, said “It was with great shock that the Nigeria Labour Congress received the news of the sudden demise of the Director-General of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), Dr. Timothy Olawale, yesterday, 1st October 2021 in Abuja.

“Dr. Timothy Olawale was in 2019 confirmed as the Director-General of NECA. His succession of Mr. Segun Oshinowo was greeted with great warmth by the social partners as many saw his emergence as a continuation of a tradition of experience and excellence.

“While in the saddle, Dr. Olawale demonstrated a high level of professionalism and camaraderie with other social partners especially labour. He was always very objective in dealing with matters of industrial relations as his work ethos were justice and equity.

“Dr. Timothy Olawale was a great friend of the Nigeria Labour Congress. He was a dependable social partner to Nigerian workers. It is really quite eerie to describe Dr. Olawale in the past tense. He will be greatly missed. His humility, kindness and candour will be greatly missed by all who were privileged to have worked closely with him.

On behalf of the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the wife, children, relatives, colleagues and friends that Dr. Timothy Olawale left behind.

“We also convey our condolences to the leadership and staff of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association for this irreparable loss.”

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