19th July 2024
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How Nigeria Customs Deputy Comptroller Died In National Assembly

How Nigeria Customs Deputy Comptroller  Died In National Assembly

The House of Representatives has as explained how the sudden death of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Essien Etop Andrew, Deputy Comptroller , Finance, Administration and Technical Services mysteriously died while having an investigative meeting meeting.

The ncident reportedly occured at about 1 pm on Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

The House of Representatives has expressed shock over the death of a Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) officer at the National Assembly in Abuja, while attending a committee meeting.

Rep. Akin Rotimi, Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, said, in a statement on Tuesday, that the death came as a rude shock to the lawmakers.

“It is with deep sadness and regret that we confirm the passing of an esteemed official of the NCS who was at the National Assembly for an engagement with a House Committee.

“During the engagement, which occurred around 1.00 p.m. on June 25, the official developed sudden health complications”, he said.

According to him, in spite of the immediate and diligent efforts of first responders and medical personnel at the National Assembly Clinic, he unfortunately passed away.

According to him, the House extends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased during this difficult time.

“We recognise the significant contributions he made to the Nigeria Customs Service and to our nation

“The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Abbas Tajudeen, expressed his condolences, saying the House is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of a dedicated public servant.

“Our hearts go out to his family during this difficult time.”

Rotimi said the House would support efforts to understand the circumstances surrounding the incident, adding that it would cooperate fully with all relevant authorities to ensure all necessary protocols were followed.

The House spokesman said that further information would be provided on the incident, calling for patience and respect for the privacy of the family during the period of mourning.

Meanwhile, it is being suggested in some quarters that autopsy be carried out to ascertain the cause of his death soa s to clear some doubts from the public.

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