Death Strikes as Top Customs Officer Slums, Dies At Airport

Death Strikes as Top Customs Officer Slums, Dies At Airport

  • Nigeria Customs Service has lost a Comptroller of the trade facilitation unit, Anthony Ayalogu, to the cold hand of death
  • Ayalogu reportedly slumped at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano state and died after all efforts to resuscitate him failed
  • Hameed Ali, the comptroller-general of customs, described Ayalogu as a true champion that will surely be missed

Kano, Kano - Anthony Ayalogu, the Comptroller of the trade facilitation unit of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has died.

The senior officer reportedly slumped at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, being in transit on an official assignment and died, The Punch reported.

Nigeria Customs Service/Comptroller
Nigeria Customs loses comptroller to death in Kano Photo Credit: Nigeria Customs Service
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His death was confirmed by the Comptroller-General of the NCS, Col. Hameed Ali (retd), on Wednesday, October 20.

Details of Customs officer that died

Ayalogu died at the age of 57. He was reportedly ill suddenly and lost consciousness upon arriving at the airport while in transit on an official assignment.

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According to the comptroller-general, all efforts to resuscitate him were futile as he was later pronounced dead at the 465 Nigerian Airforce Hospital, Kano.

The late officer is:

“A true champion and will be sorely missed,
“We pray God grants the Ayalogu family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” the statement reads in part

Soft drink manufacturers threaten to shut down over Customs high-handedness earlier reported that makers of carbonated drinks in Nigeria have threatened to shut down operations due to the high-handedness of the Nigeria Customs Service.

The manufacturers said the stringent measures imposed by Customs over the sugar tax by the Nigerian government are harsh.

The operators said due to the recent developments they might shut down operations as they cannot meet the conditions of the Customs.

N6 trillion fuel subsidy: Customs comptroller-general faults payment, gives reasons

The N6 trillion fuel subsidy payment by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has been faulted.

The comptroller general of Nigerian Customs Services, Hameed Ali said that the 98 million litres of fuel daily consumption rate in Nigeria cannot be substantiated scientifically.

According to Ali, excess fuel released daily for consumption finds its way out of the country to the benefit of a few individuals.


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