By Sarah NEGEDU
The FCT Administration, has described the recent demise of the Director-General of the Nigeria Employees Consultative Association, NECA, Lagos, Dr Timothy Olawale, as a national tragedy and a blow to the Nigerian business environment.
The Permanent Secretary of FCTA, Mr. Olusade Adesola, in his condolence message to the association, said the news of the great loss came to the FCTA as a rude shock.
“I wish to express heartfelt condolences of the FCT Administration over the death of Dr Timothy Olawale, who until his death on Oct. 1, was the Director-General of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association.
“The sad event occurred at a time we are consolidating efforts on providing the needed enabling environment for business owners and employers of labour, particularly in the FCT.
“News of the great loss has come to us as a rude shock and we consider it a national tragedy.”
Adesola recalled that the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association under the dynamic leadership of the deceased was highly instrumental to the recently concluded Stakeholders Retreat, aimed at harmonising Internally Generated Revenue, lGR, and collection of taxes in the FCT.
This, according to Adesola is with a view to enhancing the ease of doing business in Abuja, thereby promoting investment and employment generation.
“On behalf of the Management and Staff of the FCT Administration, I pray that the Almighty God rest the soul of Dr Timothy Olawale in peace and grant the family, associates and well-wishers the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”