Thursday, December 1THE LEGISLATURE

Power Outage Forces House of Reps to Adjourn Plenary

The House of Representatives on Tuesday was forced to Adjourn Plenary Session over power failure in the makeshift chamber.

Nigerian House of Reps in Session

Both the Senate and the House of Representatives abandoned the main chambers over the ongoing renovation in the National Assembly Complex

Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, called for an adjournment after the power went out.

The situation forced the lawmakers to exit the chamber in darkness, using their phone torchlights.

This is coming a day after major cities in Nigeria including the commercial nerve centre Lagos and the nation’s political capital Abuja were thrown into a blackout as the national grid collapsed for the umpteenth time in 2022.

Various electricity distribution companies confirmed the development in statements directed to their customers.

Ikeja Electric said the national grid collapsed at 10:50 am on Monday, noting that “this has affected the transmission stations within our network and resulted in the loss of power supply to our customers

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