House of Representatives Pays Tribute to Late NCS Deputy Comptroller Etop Andrew Essien

The House of Representatives paid tribute to the late Deputy Comptroller Etop Andrew Essien, a highly respected and dedicated officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), who passed away on Tuesday while in active service.

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House of Representatives Pays Tribute to Late NCS Deputy Comptroller Etop Andrew Essien

Deputy Comptroller Essien, known for his exemplary professionalism, was engaged in a meeting with the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) when he suddenly passed away. His contributions during the engagement highlighted his unwavering commitment to public service, characterized by his warmth and deep expertise.

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In a statement, Rep. Akin Rotimi Jr., House Spokesman and Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, acknowledged the significant void left by Essien’s untimely death. However, he emphasized that Essien’s legacy of selfless service and dedication to duty continues to inspire.

Chairman of the House Committee on Customs & Excise Duties, Rep. Leke Abejide (ADC, Kogi), praised Essien as “an outstanding and knowledgeable officer who served with distinction. He was a valuable partner in our efforts to strengthen Customs revenue collection and facilitate trade. His contributions will be deeply missed.”

Rep. Bamidele Salam (PDP, Osun), Chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts, echoed similar sentiments, expressing deep shock and sadness at Essien’s sudden passing. “Deputy Comptroller Essien was a thorough and dedicated public servant who demonstrated a strong commitment to accountability and transparency,” Salam remarked.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu extended his heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Deputy Comptroller, describing his death on an official assignment as “most distressing.” The President prayed for the repose of Essien’s soul and comfort for his family.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, PhD., also 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.”

Deputy Comptroller Etop Andrew Essien’s legacy of service will be remembered, and his passing is a profound loss to the Nigeria Customs Service and the nation. May his soul rest in peace, and may his family find solace in the cherished memories of his life and service.

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