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Proceedings were yesterday stalled on the floor of the House of Representatives intermittently when power in the green chambers went off.

First, it was shortly after the day’s session commenced during debate on a motion of urgent national importance. Proceedings held up for ten minutes. It was the same challenge of power outage Wednesday.

At Thursday’s plenary chaired by the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, there was absolute blackout when the lawmakers were to begin consideration of a report of the conference committee on a Bill for an Act to provide for Establishment of the National Transport Commission as an Independent Multi- Modal Regulator for the Regulated Transport Industry sectors sponsored by Honorable Sarkin Musa Adar.

No sooner had the title of the Bill was read and the Speaker requested the chairman House committee on Rules and Business, Orkey Jev to move that relevant rules of the House be suspended to enable him chair the “Committee of the Whole”, than electricity in the green chambers went off.

There was grave yard silence and total darkness on the floor of the House due to the black out which lasted about 15minutes.

When power returned, speaker Dogara said, “Honourables, we take our seats: We are finally back”


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Updated on September 12, 2018 at 10:15 am