Customs Comptroller slumps at Kano airport, dies

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The Comptroller in charge of the Trade Facilitation Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service, Anthony Ayalogu, is dead.

Ayalogu was said to have taken ill at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport on Monday.

The Customs boss reportedly lost consciousness and was rushed to the Nigerian Airforce Hospital, Kano where he was pronounced dead at 8:20pm yesterday.

In a statement on Tuesday, AA Maiwada of the NCS Public Relations Unit, said, “He was in transit on an official assignment when he suddenly took ill upon arrival at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport and lost consciousness. All efforts to revive him proved unsuccessful as he was pronounced dead at 2020 hours on Monday 17th October 2022 at 465 Nigerian Airforce Hospital Kano. He was aged 57.”

A native of Onitsha North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Ayalogu had a Bachelor’s Degree in Botany from the University of Port Harcourt.

He joined the NCS on September 24, 1991 as Cadet Assistant Superintendent.

The Comptroller General of Customs Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has commiserated with the family and friends of the Late Ayalogu, saying he will be sorely missed.

“We pray God grants the Ayalogu family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”

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