Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s vice president, experienced a blackout as a guest at an event in Minna, Niger State.
There was reportedly a 30-minute power outage during the 8th Festival of Songs the vice president was attending, alongside his wife. The event was organised by the Minna Choral Society. Ironically, Minna hosts three hydo-power stations.
Some of the guests at the event were dismayed by the power outage.
Niger Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, sensing the embarrassing scenario, apologized to the guests.
“We have demanded from electricity generating companies to allocate additional 10 per cent electricity from the national grid to the state. That is yet to yield result. We can no longer wait but take appropriate action to seek other means of steady electricity supply to our people.
“We have started talks with two electricity companies based outside the country. We will start with Minna, the state capital then, it will cut across other local government areas of the state.
“Though the president is aware of our plight, we will try, on our par,t pending when the 10 per cent additional allocation we are demanding will be allocated to us, to look for alternative way,” he said.