From Fred Itua, Abuja 

The Senate chamber of the National Assembly, yesterday, was in chaos, following power outage that lasted for over 30 minutes. 

Investigation by Daily Sun revealed that the outage was caused by the faulty generator powering the Senate wing of the National Assembly. 

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

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, commenced plenary after power was restored.

He apologised for the outage and the heat in the Chamber, disclosing that about nine offices still experienced outage as work was ongoing to rectify the situation.

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It was observed that the air-conditioners in the office of about 20 senators were not working as at the time of filing in this report. 

Akpabio said: “They are still working on the light. It went off since morning. It is even affecting some of the offices on the fourth floor. We have about nine offices that they have not been able to rectify but they are working on it. 

“They have assured us that before 1pm, the light will be okay. However, I have noticed that even the press (journalists), some of them are fanning themselves, at least, they feel the heat also. 

“If it gets too hot then we may have to adjourn for a while to allow them to conclude, but they are working on it. I apologise for any inconvenience.”

The Chairman, Committee on Senate Services, Sunday Karimi, also told newsmen that the situation was caused by a faulty generator.