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

According to reports, Andrew died on Tuesday at the National Assembly Clinic in Abuja.

Akin Rotimi Jr, the House of Representatives Spokesman 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.”

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