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Customs officer slumps, dies during Reps investigation

A senior officer of the Nigerian Customs Services (name withheld) has passed on at the National Assembly clinic, Abuja.

A statement signed by the spokesman for the House, Akin Rotimi, which confirmed the death, said the deceased collapsed while fielding questions from members of the Public Account Committee of the House.

The statement added that the deceased was subsequently rushed to the National Assembly clinic where he gave up the ghost.

“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.”

The statement added that out of respect for the family of the deceased, his name would be withheld for now, as the house extended its condolences to the family members.

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“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 recognise 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, Tajudeen Abbas 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.”

“Further information will be provided as it becomes available. We ask for patience and respect for the privacy of the family during this period of mourning,” it concluded.

Culled from Daily Nigerian

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