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Nigeria Customs Service Announces Passing of Deputy Comptroller Etop Andrew Essien


Jun 26, 2024

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Deputy Comptroller Etop Andrew Essien, who served as the Deputy Comptroller in charge of Revenue in the Account Unit of the service. Deputy Comptroller Essien passed away on June 25, 2024, while presenting before the National Assembly House Committee on Public Accounts.

Approximately three minutes into his presentation, Deputy Comptroller Essien requested water and exhibited signs of discomfort. Despite immediate assistance, he unfortunately passed away.

Born on November 16, 1967, Deputy Comptroller Essien joined the Nigeria Customs Service on November 27, 1989. With over three decades of dedicated service, he was renowned for his diligence and exceptional performance in the Accounts Unit. His role in revenue reconciliation was crucial, and he carried out his duties with utmost precision and dedication.

The Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi MFR, on behalf of the entire NCS, extended heartfelt condolences to Essien’s family. “The loss of such a dedicated and valued team member is deeply felt across the Service. We are committed to supporting and assisting his family and colleagues as they navigate this difficult period,” he stated.

“Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing and working with him. His exemplary service and unwavering commitment to duty will be remembered and cherished by the entire NCS community. The Nigeria Customs Service will forever remember Deputy Comptroller Essien for his outstanding contributions, his exemplary service, and his dedication to the nation. We honour his memory, and his legacy will continue to inspire us all.”

Deputy Comptroller Essien is survived by his loving wife and children. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

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