• BREAKING: Customs officer slumps, dies during National Assembly sitting

    Breaking customs officer slumps dies during national assembly sitting - nigeria newspapers online
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    A senior officer of the Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday slumped and died after developing a complication during a hearing at the House of Representatives.

    The name of the deceased officer could not be immediately ascertained nor the underlining health issue that resulted in his death.

    The House Spokesman, Akin Rotimi Jr confirmed the incident in a statement.

    The statement reads: “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 1.00pm 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 to 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.”

    “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. Our sympathies are with his loved ones.”

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