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Customs Officials Visit Family of Lagos Stampede Victim, Offer Continued Support

ByHybrid News

Apr 28, 2024

In a compassionate response to the tragic stampede during a rice sale in Lagos, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has once again reached out to the bereaved family of Susan Odulaja, who lost her life in the incident on February 23, 2024. The delegation, led by Assistant Comptroller-General Hammi Swomen, visited the Odulaja family in Jibowu on April 26, 2024.

The visit, characterized by expressions of sympathy and support, marks the NCS’s continued efforts to assist the families affected by the tragedy. During the visit, ACG Swomen conveyed the Customs Service’s deepest condolences and reiterated their commitment to the well-being of the family. “We remember the unfortunate incident and are here to support this family and demonstrate our commitment to their well-being,” Swomen stated.

The NCS had previously visited the Odulaja family shortly after the incident and has maintained its pledge to provide ongoing support. “This is our second visit, but it is to demonstrate our continued support to the family,” Swomen explained, emphasizing the importance of community support in times of grief.

Michael Odulaja, the widower, expressed gratitude for the continuous support from the NCS, committing to use any assistance wisely for the benefit of his children.

The Customs Service had issued a press release on February 26, 2024, vowing to maintain contact and support for the families of those affected by the stampede, which claimed four lives during a discounted sale of rice. The NCS continues to coordinate with hospital officials and the victims’ families to provide necessary aid and support during this difficult time.

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