House of Reps Adjourn Plenary Over Power Failure

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The House of Representatives has adjourned plenary on Tuesday over an interruption of power in the lower chamber.

Following the power outage, the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, was left with no other option but to call for an adjournment.

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.”

Also, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company said, it regrets to “inform you of a system collapse on the national grid at precisely 10:52 am. Presently, all our injection substations are out of supply.

In the southern part of Nigeria, the Benin Electricity Distribution Company said the development took place at 10:51 am, causing disruption to the power supply in the coverage area which includes Delta, Edo, Ekiti, and Ondo.

Also, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc said the system collapse caused an outage in the South-East states of Anambra, Enugu, Abia, Imo, and Ebonyi.




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