Nigerian House Of Representatives Adjourns Plenary Over Power Failure

The situation forced the lawmakers to exit the chamber in darkness.

The Nigerian House of Representatives on Tuesday adjourned plenary following an interruption of power in the lower chamber of the National Assembly. The Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, was compelled to call for an adjournment after the blackout.

The situation forced the lawmakers to exit the chamber in darkness, using their phone torchlights . It was reported on Monday that various electricity distribution companies across the country had announced a blackout following the collapse of the national grid.

The recent collapse of the national grid was the seventh time the country would experience it in 2022.

Announcing the development, Monday, the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, in a statement via its verified Twitter handle, said, “This is to inform you that the outage you are currently experiencing is due to the system collapse of the national grid, which occurred earlier today at 10:50hrs. This has affected the Transmission Stations within our network and resulted in the loss of power supply to our customers. Kindly bear with us as we await the restoration of the grid.”

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc also announced system collapse, adding that the blackout being experienced had affected the entire South-East region.

The announcement contained in a statement by the power distribution company issued in Enugu on Monday was signed by its Head, Corporate Communications, Mr Emeka Ezeh.

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