The Nigeria Labour Congress has mourned the Director-General of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, Dr Timothy Olawale.
WuzupNigeria reported that Dr. Olawale passed away on Friday, October 1, in a hospital in the country's capital, Abuja.
Dr. Olawale whose cause of death was not disclosed passed away just 21 months after succeeding Mr Segun Oshinowo, who retired in December 2018.
Reacting to the shock passing of Dr. Olawale, the President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, on Saturday admitted that the deceased will be greatly missed.
Wabba went on to describe the late NECA DG as a kind, humble and honest personality who demonstrated a high level of professionalism and camaraderie with other social partners especially labour.
“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 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 was 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 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,” Wabba said.