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Senior Customs officer sl¥mps, di£s at Reps investigative hearing in Abuja National Assembly

Essien Etop Andrew, the Deputy Comptroller, Finance Administration and Technical Service of the Nigerian Customs Service, has passed away.

It was gathered that Essien sl¥mped at the national assembly in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, FCT while answering questions from members of the house of representatives committee on public account on Tuesday, 25th of June, 2024.

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He was subsequently rushed to the national assembly clinic, where he was confirmed d£ad.

In a statement, NCS said Essien was a “diligent and exceptional” officer who was dedicated to his duties as the deputy comptroller in charge of revenue in the account unit of the service.

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NCS spokesperson, Abdullahi Maiwada, in a statement said: “During his presentation (before the house committee), approximately three minutes in, Deputy Comptroller Essien requested water and showed signs of discomfort. Despite immediate efforts to assist him, he unfortunately passed away.

He was known for his diligence and exceptional service record in the Accounts Unit. His role as DC Revenue was pivotal in ensuring the accurate reconciliation of revenue, which he performed with utmost precision and dedication.”

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Essien, who was born in November 1967, joined the NCS in 1989. He hailed from Nsit-Ubium LGA in Akwa Ibom state. [CONTINUE READING HERE]>>>>>



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