Rice Sale Stampede: Customs Visits Victim’s Family, Assures Support

The Nigeria Customs Service has reached out to the family of Susan Odulaja, one of the victims of the tragic stampede that occurred during a rice sale in Lagos on February 23, 2024.

Led by the Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs/Zonal Coordinator, Hammi Swomen, a delegation visited the Odulaja family in Lagos to convey condolences and assure them of ongoing assistance in their time of need.

Mr. Odulaja, Susan’s father, expressed gratitude for the support received, stating, “I thank God and the Nigeria Customs Service for their support. 

“Any support that they give us, I will ensure that I use it wisely and invest it in the children.”

The Nigeria Customs Service reaffirmed its commitment to the well-being of the affected families, emphasising  their responsibility to support and assist during this challenging time.

 The service pledged to continue working closely with the victims’ families, providing assistance and liaising with hospital officials to ensure ongoing support and engagement.

The tragic incident, which resulted in the loss of four lives, occurred during the disposal of 25kg bags of rice at a reduced price of N10,000. 

The Customs delegation’s visit serves as a tangible demonstration of their dedication to supporting those affected by the unfortunate event.

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