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BREAKING: Customs Officer Passes Away During House of Reps Hearing

 

Toba Owojaiye reporting
Benin City, Edo State

 

 

A senior customs officer tragically passed away today during an inquiry by the House of Representatives’ Public Account Committee. The incident occurred around 1:00 pm at the National Assembly, where the officer suddenly fell ill.

Despite immediate efforts by first responders and medical staff at the National Assembly Clinic, he unfortunately did not survive. The officer’s identity has not been disclosed out of respect for his family’s privacy.

In a statement, House spokesperson Akin Rotimi expressed condolences, highlighting the officer’s significant contributions to the Nigeria Customs Service. The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, PhD., also conveyed sympathy to the officer’s family, pledging cooperation with authorities to understand the circumstances of his passing.

The statement made available to Truth Live News reads as follows.

“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.

“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.”

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