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Customs Again Visits Families of Rice Sale Stampede Victims

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has once again expressed compassion and empathy towards the families affected by the tragic stampede that occurred during the sale of 25kg bags of rice in Lagos on 23 February 2024.

A delegation sent by the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Bashir Adeniyi, led by the Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs/Zonal Coordinator Zone “A,” Hammi Swomen, visited the family of the Late Comfort Ajayi on Tuesday, 30 April 2024, in Anthony, Lagos.

Stating the purpose of the visit, ACG Swomen said, “In line with the CGC’s directive, it is an ongoing interaction and support for the families, so even after today, we will continue to keep in touch with them and see the best ways going forward that we can support them in this difficult time.

“It just tells you that the service is responsive, we are caring, we are a responsible Nigerian Government Agency, and even though those events happened outside our premises, we are still touched by it and we will continue to see the best way going forward to support these families.”

Responding, the husband of the late Comfort Ajayi, Murphy Ajayi, appreciated the delegation for their visit, saying, “They have been trying in their effort to get in touch with us and check on us. I say a big thank you, though it has not been easy, but life continues.”

In the same vein, the team also reached out to the families of late Eugene Anyanwu and late Mercy Christopher, who were also victims of the unfortunate incident on Thursday, May 2, 2024.

Sarah Anyanwu, wife to late Eugene Anyanwu
commended the gesture by the Nigeria Customs Service. She prayed to God to enable customs to succeed in their endeavours.

Similarly, Christopher Onah, husband to late Mercy Christopher, also appreciated the service for remembering and commiserating with his family during this trying period.

Recall that the delegation earlier visited the family of the late Susan Odulaja in Jibowu, Lagos, on Friday, 26 April 2024.

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