Abbas Expresses Sadness As Customs Officer Dies At National Assembly

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News Investigators/ An officer of the Nigeria Customs Services on Tuesday passed on after appearing before the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts of the National Assembly. Speaker Tajudeen Abbas has expressed sadness over the sudden death.

The official whose name could not be ascertained as at the time of this report passed on at the clinic of National Assembly after he waa rushed to clinic following health complications during the committee proceeding.

Chairman House committee on Media and Publicity, Akintunde Rotimi, confirmed the development but said the name of the Customs officer was being kept confidential as a sign of respect for his family.

Mr. Rotimi in the statement said: “It is with deep sadness and regret that we confirm the passing of an esteemed official of the Nigeria Customs Service who was at the National Assembly for an engagement with a House Committee.

“During the engagement, which occurred around 1.00 pm on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, the official developed sudden health complications. Despite the immediate and diligent efforts of first responders and medical personnel at the National Assembly Clinic, he unfortunately passed away.

“Out of respect for the family, the official’s name will not be disclosed at this time.

“The House of Representatives extends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased during this difficult time. We recognize the significant contributions he made to the Nigeria Customs Service and our nation.

“The House of Representatives stands ready to support efforts to understand the circumstances surrounding the incident and is cooperating fully with all relevant authorities to ensure all necessary protocols are followed.

“The speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, PhD., expressed his condolences, stating, “We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of a dedicated public servant. Our hearts go out to his family during this difficult time.”

He said further information will be provided as it becomes available while asking for patience and respect for the privacy of the family during this period of mourning.

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