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Obituary! Reps Pays Tribute to Late NCS Deputy Comptroller, Etop Andrew Essien

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By Chris Udochukwu

ABUJA – The House of Representatives pays tribute to the late Deputy Comptroller Etop Andrew Essien, a dedicated and exemplary officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

The dear departed passed on Tuesday, in active service during a convivial engagement with the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), where he shared his expertise and insights with warmth and professionalism, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to public service.

This was contained in a statement signed by the House Spokesman/Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Rep. Akin. Rotimi Jr made available to Precise Post in Abuja.

According to the statement, his sudden passing has left a void that will be deeply felt, but his legacy of selfless service, distinction, and dedication will continue to inspire us all.

Chairman, House Committee on Customs & Excise Duties, Rep. Leke Abejide (ADC, Kogi), described Deputy Comptroller 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, House Committee on Public Accounts, said, “We are shocked and saddened by his sudden passing. Deputy Comptroller Essien was a thorough and dedicated public servant who demonstrated a strong commitment to accountability and transparency.”

Extending his heartfelt condolences to the family of the Deputy Comptroller, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has described his passing while on an official assignment as “most distressing.” The President prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased officer and comfort for his family.

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

May Mr. Essien’s soul rest in peace, and may his family find comfort in the fond memories of his life and dedicated service to the country.

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