Timothy Olawale, Director-General of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) is dead.
Olawale passed away in a hospital on Friday as the nation marked Independence Day.
The DG was in Abuja for a meeting on Thursday with the board of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF).
The deceased attended another meeting on Friday and was on his seat when he slumped.
The NECA Secretariat confirmed his death in a statement on Saturday.
“We pray the good Lord to grant his family and us all, the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss,’’ it read.
Olawale became substantive NECA DG in January 2019, after six months in acting capacity.
He succeeded Segun Oshinowo, who retired in December 2018 after serving the association for two decades.
Olawale is survived by wife, children and relatives. The family will announce burial arrangements in due course.