There was power outage at the senate house on Tuesday. The power outage interrupted the screening of non-career ambassadorial nominees by the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs. This happened just as the Committee screened 23 out of the 46 nominees on Tuesday and resulted in some drama in the house.
The power outage caused a pause in the proceedings at the screening of the seventh nominee, Baba Ahmed Jidda from Born State at about 12:13pm and lasted for close to one hour. Members of the house had to use their different gadgets like phones and rechargeable lamps illuminating the room before power was restored at exactly 1:06pm.
Earlier, Chairman of the Committee, Monsurat Sunmonu, said the screening exercise was in line with the provision of section 171 (4) of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution (as amended) which vested the power of confirmation of persons to be appointed as the Ambassador of Nigeria to the Senate.