BREAKING; Customs officer dies during meeting at National Assembly —House of Reps mourn

BREAKING; Customs officer dies during meeting at National Assembly —House of Reps mourn

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.

He said the official’s name would not be disclosed at this time out of respect for his family.

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.(NAN)

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