Senate Commiserates Customs over demise of Deputy Comptroller

The  Senate has commiserated with men and officers of Nigeria  Customs Service ( NCS)  over the demise of the Deputy Comptroller,  Etop Andrew Essien at the National Assembly while making presentation before the House Committee on Public Accounts.

In a message of condolence he personally signed on Monday in Abuja, the  Chairman, Senate Committee on Customs , Excise and Tariff, Senator Isah Jibrin,  APC, Kogi East described the death of DC Essien as shocking , more so, while performing national duty at the House of Representatives wing of the National Assembly.

Senator Jibrin said, “That the deceased died while carrying out important assignment before the House Committee on Public Accounts , shows that he gave his all , to  Nigeria generally and the Nigeria Customs in particular.

“The service of such a dedicated public officer , must definitely not be allowed to go in vain.

“On behalf of the Senate Committee on Customs , Excise and Duties, I commiserate with the Comptroller – General of Customs, Mr. Bashir Adewale Adeniyi , entire officers and men of customs and most importantly, the family of the deceased.

“I pray God to grant the soul of the deceased , eternal rest and his family , the fortitude to bear the sudden and irreparable loss”.

According to reports, the incident occurred around 1.00 pm on Tuesday, June 25, after the official developed sudden health complications despite the immediate and diligent efforts of first responders and medical personnel at the National Assembly Clinic.

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