JUST IN: Senate plenary disrupted as power outage hits national assembly (Video)

The Senate plenary has been delayed as a power outage hit the national assembly in Abuja.

The outage, described as a technical glitch, occurred as senators gathered for the scheduled proceedings on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

The development threw the Red Chamber into partial blackout as the lawmakers awaited the restoration of power supply.

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President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio would later commenced plenary after power was restored some minutes later.

This comes as the country grapple with epilectic power supply.


The power problem in Nigeria had been made worse with the removal of fuel subsidy which escalated the pump price of petroleum otherwise known as Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and AGO known as gas to all time high in the history of the country.

The national grid collapse had become a regular feature in the country in the last nine months.

While the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and Electricity Distribution Companies had recently absorbed themselves of the epileptic power supply, it blamed the problem on generation.

Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on January 25, 2024, said that shortage of power supply across the country was caused by decrease in power generation.

TCN, explained that the gradual decrease in available generation into the national grid was caused by gas constraints to the thermal generating companies.

It said the development has impacted the quantum of bulk power available on the transmission grid for onward transmission to the distribution load centres nationwide.

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